Leicester Church of the Martyrs, Leicestershire Genealogy

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Parish History

Leicester the Church of the Martyrs was formed from part of the Ancient Parish of Leicester St Mary de Castro, Leicestershire 

In 1890 the church of the Martyrs, on Narborough Road in Bromkinsthorpe, was built by the Revd. Joseph Harris, and the parish was formed in the same year. The red brick church was designed by Ewan Christian. The advowson was at first in the hands of the trustees of Joseph Harris and his brothers. Subsequently, about 1920, the advowson was held by the Bishop of Peterborough and the Principal of Ridley Hall, Oxford, who presented alternately. After the establishment of the diocese of Leicester in 1926 the Bishop of Leicester replaced the Bishop of Peterborough, and the advowson was in 1954 shared by the Bishop of Leicester and the Principal of Ridley Hall.

From: 'The ancient borough: St. Mary's', A History of the County of Leicester: volume 4: The City of Leicester (1958), pp. 369-380. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66579 Date accessed: 21 May 2011.


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Church records

Deposited records are found at the Leicester and Rutland Record Office

Contact: The Record Office
Telephone: 0116 2571080
Fax: 0116 2571120
E-mail: recordoffice@leics.gov.uk

Diocese of Leicester: Leicester Church of the Martyrs Westcotes Drive Bap 1890 - 1969 Marr 1890 – 1999 (Banns to1982) Bur 1966 - 2000

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Probate records

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