On St. George’s Day April 23rd 2017

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The Bells of LEICESTER will be ringing for England

The Cathedral of LEICESTER will ring its 12 bells for St. George, England’s Patron Saint on April 23rd. The first church, dedicated to St. Martin was built around 900 years ago and re built in the 13thC.  Invading Danes then cast the Bishop out who fled south where he remained.  The city was then devoid of a Bishop.  It was not until 1927 that Leicester again became the Seat of its own Bishop and St. Martins became a Cathedral.  It has recently become famous for the reinternment of King Richard III whose remains were discovered nearby underneath a car park.  With its royal connections and its position on the River Stour, Leicester’s St. Martin’s cathedral sits right in the heart of the city. Listen out to its band of dedicated ringers as they let their city know its St. George’s Day.

LEICESTER Cathedral

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