LEICESTER HAUNTED GHOST WALK
THE 2014 LEICESTER HAUNTED GHOSTWALK
STARTS, SUNDAY 16TH MARCH 2014
WITH ONGOING SUNDAYS THROUGH TO THE END OF
SUNDAY 16TH MARCH 2014 ~ SPACES
SUNDAY 30TH MARCH 2014 ~ SPACES
SUNDAY 13TH APRIL 2014 ~ FEW SPACES
SUNDAY 27TH APRIL 2014 ~ SPACES
CORPORATE AND PRIVATE BOOKING DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE
A.S.H Psychics, paranormal and Ghosts
For a guided ghost tour and walk, etc . . .
21.00 THROUGH TO APPROX 00.00
ESCORTED WITH A PSYCHIC ~ MEDIUM, ALONG WITH OUIJA BOARD EXPERT
Your evening will start at the Angel Sourced Base where you can help yourself to soft drinks, tea and coffee, whilst meeting and greeting with other walkers and your A.S.H team members. An informal chat about working with the tools and equipment and what to expect from your walk before heading onto the walk and returning to base, or cars around the base, free parking on Hinckley Road every evening after 6pm unlimited time.
ON THE EVENING OF YOUR WALK THERE IS A BONUS 20% DISCOUNT FOR YOU IN THE CRYSTAL CAVERN GIFT SHOP FOR ANY PURCHASES YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE, MAYBE YOU'D LIKE YOUR OWN PENDULUM/DOWSER, SPIRIT BOARD OR ORACLE CARDS, EVEN JUST A CRYSTAL FOR PROTECTION WE HAVE IT ALL AND MORE .....
THE MEDIUMS AND PSYCHICS WILL ALSO BE OFFERING YOU A £5.00 DISCOUNT CARD FOR ANY FUTURE ONE TO ONE, PARTY OR GROUP READINGS AND EVENTS.
Taking in the sights, and energy Of the Cathedral, Guild Hall, Castle Park and St Mary De Castro Church. Please note this is NOT a historical tour, we shall be visiting the grounds to hold seance and ouija board works as well as communicating with spirit.
Bring your torches as always wrap up warm and bring your dowsers/pendulums etc..
Again at points during the evening we will do some mediumship work, oiuja, scrying, dowsing, seance etc . . .
900 years ago the Normans began to build the original church. It was rebuilt and enlarged between the 13th and 15th centuries and became the 'Civic Church' with strong links with the merchants and guilds (Guildhall).
Just over 100 years ago the Victorian Architect, Raphael Brandon magnificantly restored and, in places, rebuilt the church, including the addition of a 220ft spire.
Some Important Dates
316 to 397 St.Martin lived.
680 Cuthwine, first Anglo-Saxon Bishop of Leicester.
870 The Midlands invaded by Danes. Leicester ceased to be a separate diocese.
1072 Normans put Leicester under the jurisdiction of the Lincoln diocese.
1086 First recorded mention of St.Martin's. Norman church replaces the Saxon one.
13th cent. Leicester Abbey built. For a time, the Abbey appointed the St. Martin's vicars.
13th cent. Aisles were added to the church.
1225 First record of the name of the priest of St. Martin's.
1343 Corpus Christi Guild formed.
15th cent. Nave and Chancel extended.
1535 The nearby Grey Friars Monastery was closed.
1548 During the Reformation, St.Martin's was stripped bare of statues, vestments, screens and stained glass.
1634 & 1642 Visits by King Charles I.
1656 Sir John Whatton dies. Memorial to him put on the north wall.
1757 Spire added to the Norman tower.
1837 Leicester now in the care of the Bishop of Peterborough.
1859 David Vaughan appointed vicar of St. Martin's.
1860 Victorian restoration begins. (Tower and roof rebuilt. New spire added.)
1888 Suffragan Bishop of Leicester appointed by Peterborough.
1922 St.Martins raised to status of Collegiate Church.
1927 Leicester has its own Bishop again. St.Martin's hallowed as Leicester Cathedral.
1939 Song school and Vestry built.
1946 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit the Cathedral.
1980 Richard III memorial slab placed in Chancel floor.
1986/87 Interior decoration and rearrangement of the churchyard.
1997/98 Festival Year - 70 years a Cathedral.
2000-2001 Millennium Appeal to raise £1.5 million
September 2002 Provost becomes Dean under Cathedrals Measure
The Bishops of Leicester
During Saxon times in 680AD Leicester had its first Bishop, Cuthwine. Two hundred years later the last Saxon Bishop fled south from the invading Danes. For a very long time there was no Bishop and the people of Leicestershire were looked after by the Bishops of Lincoln and then later by the Bishops of Peterborough.
St Mary de Castro
St Mary de Castro (meaning St Mary of the Castle) is an ancient church in Leicester, England, near to Leicester Castle. Today it acts as a parish church in the Church of England's diocese of Leicester. It dates its founding to 1107 when Henry I of England took the lands and castle from a rebellious owner and granted them instead to Robert de Beaumont, although some legends say that a Saxon church of St Mary had existed before the Norman Conquest before then and Robert merely refurbished it. Whichever, he established it within the castle bailey as a college served by a Dean and 12 Canons (that is, a collegiate church) in honour of the Virgin Mary and All Souls and as a chantry chapel for the souls of him, his family and the first three Norman kings. He endowed this and 4 other churches with £6 of his income and land in or near the city. However, these endowments were all transferred soon after by his heir to his own new foundation of Leicester Abbey, although this was made up for by an annual grant from the Earl of 20 shillings for lamps and by restoring a Dean, six Clerks and a Chaplain to the church, which was by now a parish church too and so supported by tithes and offerings.
It was rebuilt in the 1180s, and has undergone alterations since, including the addition of a spire (1400). The collegiate nature of the church lasted until the college was disbanded in 1548 by Henry VIII. It is rumoured that here, around 1366, Geoffrey Chaucer married Philippa (de) Roet (a lady-in-waiting to Edward III's queen, Philippa of Hainault, and a sister of Katherine Swynford who later (ca. 1396) became the third wife of Chaucer's friend and patron, John of Gaunt). King Henry VI was knighted in the church in 1426 when he was an infant (whilst the Parliament of Bats was being held at the Castle).
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