Holy Cross Priory, Leicester

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Priory of the Holy Cross
Holy Cross Priory, Leicester.jpg
Interior of the Priory Church
Holy Cross Priory, Leicester is located in Leicestershire
Holy Cross Priory, Leicester
Location within Leicestershire
Monastery information
Order Dominican Order
Established 1882
Site
Location Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Coordinates 52°37′50″N 1°07′49″W / 52.630517°N 1.130154°W / 52.630517; -1.130154Coordinates: 52°37′50″N 1°07′49″W / 52.630517°N 1.130154°W / 52.630517; -1.130154

Holy Cross Priory is a Roman Catholic Dominican priory in Leicester, England; located on New Walk, Leicester.

History[edit]

The priory was established in Leicester in 1882.[1]

By 1929 the priory's church had proved too small and so Friar Vincent McNabb began to raise money for a new church. The choir and transepts of the church was completed by 1931, an the High Altar was consecrated. The church was finally completed and formally consecrated in 1958.[1]

The priory has had two church organs. The first was built by J Porritt & Son of Leicester in 1861. It was moved to the south side of the choir when the first part of the new church opened in 1931. The organ was, however, too small and difficult to play, and so a new organ was brought. The replacement came from St Mary's Church in Preston, Lancashire, and was built by William Ebenezer Richardson in 1880.[2]

The priory's friars also preach in the village of Woodhouse, at both Leicester and De Montfort Universities and at Leicester Royal Infirmary. The friars also teach at places such as Blackfriars Hall at the University of Oxford.[1]

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