- St Nicholas' Church, Leicester
St Nicholas' Church, Leicester
St Nicholas and the Jewry Wall
Coordinates: Denomination Church of England Churchmanship Broad Church Website www.stnicholasleicester.com History Dedication Saint Nicholas Administration Parish Leicester Diocese Leicester Province Canterbury Clergy Vicar(s) Canon Barry Naylor Laity Organist/Director of music Ian Imlay
Today, the church lies just outside the city's inner ring road. Despite being some distance from the campus, it is the official church of the University of Leicester.
Parts of the church fabric certainly date from circa AD 880, and a recent architectural survey suggested possible Roman building work. The tower is Norman. By 1825 the church was in an extremely poor condition, and plans were made for its demolition. Instead, it was extensively renovated between 1875 and 1884, including the building of a new north aisle. Renovation continued into the twentieth century.
The organ was built in 1890 by the local firm of J. Porritt, and incorporates pipework of an earlier organ by an unknown builder dating from the 1830s. In 1975, the organ was cleaned and overhauled by J. W. Walker & Sons at a cost of around £4,500, and has continued to be refurbished periodically since then.
- Ian Imlay 1960 - current
The church has three bells, dated 1617, 1656 and 1710, that had been taken down from the tower in 1949 and replaced by one big bell. As part of the millennium celebrations, the three bells were rehung at a total cost of £5,848, paid for by an appeal. Because the tower is not very strong, they were re-hung for stationery chiming (not swung). The smallest bell, which was cracked, was repaired, and all three bells were taken away to Hayward Mills Associates Bell Hangers of Nottingham. They were returned to the church in July 2002, and were rung to welcome Queen Elizabeth II on her Jubilee Visit to Leicester.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
St. Nicholas Church — Contents 1 Austria 2 Albania 3 Belgium 4 Bulgaria … Wikipedia
St. Nicholas' Church — St. Nicholas Church, or variations on the name, may refer to: In Belgium: * Saint Nicholas Church, GhentIn Bulgaria: * Russian Church, Sofia ( also called The Church of St. Nicholas)In Czech Republic: * Saint Nicholas Church, Prague * Saint… … Wikipedia
Leicester — For other places with the same name, see Leicester (disambiguation). Coordinates: 52°38′03″N 1°08′19″W / 52.63422°N 1.13852°W / … Wikipedia
Leicester Castle — is located in Leicester, England. The complex is situated in the west of the city centre, between Saint Nicholas Circle to the north and De Montfort University to the south.The Castle complex contains: *Castle Gardens, a set of gardens along the… … Wikipedia
Nicholas Hilliard — Self portrait, 1577 Born c. 1547 Died 1619 (aged 71–72) London … Wikipedia
Nicholas Baines — Nicholas Nick Baines (13 November 1957, Liverpool mdash; ) is the current Bishop of Croydon, a suffragan Anglican bishop in the Diocese of Southwark.Baines was educated at Holt Comprehensive School, Liverpool, before gaining degrees at the… … Wikipedia
Leicester City Centre — The modern City Centre of Leicester is roughly delineated by Leicester s inner ring road, designated the A594. This area incorporates most of Leicester s shopping, with The Shires and the Haymarket Centre and the historic core of Leicester… … Wikipedia
Church of England parish church — The parish church of St. Lawrence at Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire, England … Wikipedia
Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury — The Earl of Shaftesbury Lord Shaftesbury in the estate library, July 2010 Born Nicholas Edmund Anthony Ashley Cooper 3 June 1979 (1979 06 03) (age 32) London, England … Wikipedia
St Oswald's Church, Lower Peover — St Oswald s Church, Lower Peover, from the southeast … Wikipedia