VJ Day, 75th Anniversary

On Saturday 15 August at 5pm, Leicester Cathedral will broadcast a Service of Commemoration to mark the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day – the day Japan surrendered, bringing to an end the Second World War. This is a pre-recorded service as it is not possible to hold the service as planned in the Cathedral itself.

As part of the service HRH The Duke of Gloucester, as Patron of the National Far East Prisoners of War Fellowship Welfare Remembrance Association, will read an Extract from The Speech of King George VI, 15 August 1945. The service will be led by The Very Revd David Monteith, Dean of Leicester, and the sermon will be given by The Rt Revd Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester. The Rt Revd Guli Francis-Dehqani, Bishop of Loughborough, will lead prayers. The service will pay grateful tribute to all who served in the Far East Campaign between 1941–1945, who endured great hardships and became known as ‘the forgotten army’. This service will ensure they are not forgotten with an Act of Remembrance including the laying of a wreath and silence. The Bishop of Leicester will also invite those of us in today’s age to continue to strive for peace in an Act of Commitment.

The county of Leicestershire and city of Leicester has particular reason to commemorate the service of the troops in the Far East campaign, as the Leicestershire Regiment was a key player. It was in recognition of the Regiment’s outstanding service in the Far East and other theatres of war that King George VI awarded it the title of the Royal Leicester Regiment in 1946.

As well as the online Cathedral service, in Leicestershire, the City and County Councils, together with the Lieutenancy Office, the Royal Tigers’ Association and the Children of Far East Prisoners of War (COFEPOW), have been working together to create a website honouring local veterans. This can be found at: https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/VJDay75

The link to the pre-recorded service from Leicester Cathedral at 5pm on Saturday 15 August will be posted here: http://leicestercathedral.org/covid-19/online-services/.


Faculty petition – Works to repair boundary on East boundary wall – Allotment

In the Consistory Court of the Diocese of Leicester
Church of Church Langton: St Peter
In the parish of Church Langton with Tur Langton

NOTICE IS GIVEN that we are applying to the Consistory Court of the diocese for permission to carry out the following:
Works to be undertaken as suggested in the structural engineers report of 16 May 2019, as follows:
The taking down of the brickwork between the buttresses in the affect length of wall to the level of the churchyard ground level.
An new intermediate buttress can then be built at the mid-point between the other buttresses off a 1.0m long x 0.5m wide x 0.5m deep concrete pad foundation.
This new brickwork buttress is to be tied into the existing wall with brick ties or similar approved.
The remainder of the wall is then to be built up to full height with the buttress being fully tied in.

Full notice can be viewed and downloaded from the link below:


Faculty petition – Shoring up the boundary wall near to infant grave


NOTICE IS GIVEN that we are applying to the Consistory Court of the diocese for permission to carry out the following:

CONFIRMATORY APPLICATION for works undertaken with Interim Faculty: –
To complete the recommendation of the structural engineer as below:

When viewed from the churchyard the current propping is not sufficient and this should be
upgraded with more substantial timbers, 100mm x 50mm with three shores which should have a vertical against the wall, a sole plate, diagonal rakers and a bracing timber. The wall is quite open jointed and the lean is very pronounced and is up to 180mm when a plumbob is used. The maximum acceptable lean is 112mm.

Full notice can be viewed and downloaded from the link below: