This year is the 125th anniversary of the Church of the Martyrs in the community.
At the inaugural service of the church building on 4th July 1890, the local paper reported that there were 1,000 people in attendance. (They also reported that the Bishop arrived by way of the West door, which doesn’t exist now - there’s a font there instead).
Back in 1890, this area was relatively undeveloped. The land for the Martyrs and surrounding housing came from the old Westcotes estate, and was part of the late Victorian explosion in housing. Over the next forty years the area saw huge growth, with the construction of.....
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We are a vibrant community with many different interests which we hope to reflect here so that you will get to know us through browsing these pages.
We can offer a variety of spaces suitable for 10 – 220 people for single, short term or long term bookings. Our location in the West End of Leicester makes us ideal as a venue for the community around the Narborough and Hinckley Roads.