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
Dedicated to The Holy Cross
Diocese Nottingham
Prior Fr David Rocks O.P.
Location Leicester, England
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.


The priory was established in 1882.[1] By 1929, the church had proved too small and Father Vincent McNabb O.P. began to raise money for a new church. The choir and transepts of the church was completed by 1931, and 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 preach in the village of Woodhouse, at the University of Leicester, De Montfort University and Leicester Royal Infirmary and teach at Blackfriars, Oxford.[1]


  1. ^ a b c http://english.op.org/Leicester.html Priory of the Holy Cross
  2. ^ http://holycrosschoirleicester.co.uk/?page_id=4 Holy Cross Priory Choir: About Us

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