All Saints' Church, Leicester, Leicestershire
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A refuge in a busy city
This large attractive church, with its quiet, peaceful churchyard, is a refuge from busy Leicester. It is one of five surviving from the medieval town, with a tower intriguingly sited at its north-east corner.
Built from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries, it is one of the oldest churches in the Leicester, situated near to the old North Gate into the City. The West doorway is a delight of Norman zig-zag patterns, a richly carved thirteenth-century font, a remarkable parish clock from 1620 above the South porch doorway, along with corbel heads of lepers who would view a service via a squint in the West wall alongside the doorway.
Currently the church is hosting the Van Gogh Immersive Experience, a 360 sound and light show celebrating the life and art of Vincent Van Gogh.
This church costs £2500 a year to maintain. Please make a contribution by texting 'LEI' to 70970 donate £5 or 70191 to donate £10. Thank you for your support
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
Leicester city centre; church located directly off A50 Highcross Street, just north of the city centre ring road and close to the A594 junction
OS Grid Reference: SK 583 048
Nearest railway station: Leicester (0.9 miles). Several buses from Leicester city centre.
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Leicester All Saints' - Your Church Tour
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
CCT has always valued the support that local people provide to their churches. Now more than ever, this support is critical in keeping these historic churches vibrant and open for their communities. Find out in this section how can support your local church, be it as a one-off or regular time commitment here: Find out more about volunteering opportunities at CCT.
Community information forAll Saints' Church, Leicester
All our Leicestershire churches are in CCT's North region
Useful local links:
- Go Leicestershire tourism website
- Leicestershire County Council website history section
- Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society
- Leicestershire Archaeological & Historical Society
- Leicestershire Historic Churches Trust
- List of churches in Leicestershire
- Leicestershire is in the Diocese of Leicester