Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

Holy Cross Catholic Primary School was founded by the Dominican Order here in Leicester in 1817.  From 1824, it operated from the Old School House on Wellington Street; it is now situated on Stonesby Avenue in the Saffron Lane area of Leicester.  If you would like a place for your child at this wonderful school, please contact the school office, tel: 0116 2833 135.  Visitors are welcome; come and have a look around.  Currently there are places in the Nursery, Year 2 and Year 3.

Head Teacher: Gail Neill

Chair of Governors: Fr. David Rocks O.P.

Please keep our school community in your prayers.

Catholicism 101 – Thursday’s, 7pm

This was very popular last year, and we are glad to be marking its return on 5th October, at 7pm in St Clement’s Hall. This term there will be six sessions, taking a break on 26 October. Bishop Barron’s DVD’s on Catholicism were very popular last year. Now we resume Catholicism 101 with his brand new series, Catholicism: The Pivotal Players, on great individuals who shaped the life of the Church and changed the course of civilisation. This Thursday 5 October at 7pm in St Clement’s Hall we will screen the first DVD on St Francis of Assisi, followed by discussion. There will be food, and all are welcome.

Holy Cross Social Group – Tuesday evenings, 6:30- 8:30pm

NEW! Holy Cross Social Group–This social group will gather in St. Clement’s Hall on Tuesday evenings (6.30-8.00pm). The aim is to provide a chance for people to meet up, enjoy activities and have a chat and a bite to eat. There is no charge to attend (donations to cover our costs are welcome).  The activities involved will depend on what people want to do; we are planning to include:an informal singing group; board games and cards; a crafts-corner; book exchange, fun bingo. First session: Tuesday September 19th.  All welcome.

Dominican saints

Towards our Jubilees

In 1817, a Dominican Priest fleeing the French Revolution, Fr Benedict Caestryck OP, took up residence in a house at the top of Dover Street. That same yeara site of marshland was acquired between Wellington Street and New Walk, by Richard Raby Esq, a local wool spinner. He began to drain the land, and Fr Benedict began to build Holy Cross Priory. The first Mass would be celebrated on Sunday 14 September 1819. Many years later, on 15 May 1958, the present Priory Church was dedicated.  As we mark two centuries since Fr Benedict and Richard Raby began to erect Holy Cross Priory, and as we prepare for the Diamond Jubilee year of 2018 and the Bicentenary year of 2019, let’s begin by praying for the courage and vision shown by our founders all those years ago, and work together now for our future.