MnM Removals are very pleased to have completed another successful relocation of The Revd Canon Dr Johannes Arnes into his new home – Leicester Cathedral
Leicester Cathedral has been in the spot light a lot lately following the discovery of the remains of King Richard III. MnM Removals were delighted to assist in the successful relocation of The Revd Canon Dr Johannes Arnes into his new home – Leicester Cathedral.
About The Revd Cannon:
Dr Johannes Arnes who is originally from Germany, has studied Music and German and has taught in a number of secondary schools across Germany. Since coming to England in 2004 , with his family, he has worked as Parish Priest in Yorkshire before he was appointed Canon Precentor on Palm Sunday in 2011. He is now responsible for the day to day running of Leicester cathedral including worship and music.
After he settled into the Church and the community for the last 3 year, MnM Removals were extremely happy to arrange the successful house removals relocation of The Revd Canon Dr Johannes Arnes into his new home – Leicester Cathedral. Where he now happily resides with his wife and two children.
History of Leicester Cathedral
Successful relocation of The Revd Canon Dr Johannes Arnes into his new home – Leicester Cathedral
The church itself is said to have been constructed around 900 years ago by the Normans, with it being enlarged twice between the 13th and 15th centuries. Victorian Architect, Raphael Brandon, was responsible for magnificently restoring and rebuilding parts of the church around a 100 years ago. This included the addition of a 220ft spire. It was not until 1927 that Leicester again had its own Bishop and the Church of St Martin became Leicester Cathedral.
The discovery of the remains of King Richard III
Since discovering the remains of king Richard III in Leicester in 2012, Leicester Cathedral has been in the public eye. Even more so now a date for reinterment has now been set for Thursday 26th March 2015. His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester has agreed to be the Royal Patron of the appeal.
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King Richard III from burial to reburial:
22nd August 1485 – King Richard was killed on the Bosworth Battlefield. His body was then brought back to Leicester City and put on public display.
25th August 1485 – Richard was buried in the choir of Grey Friars Priory, less than 100 yards from Leicester Cathedral.
July 1495 – King Henry VII ordered a tomb to be erected over the burial sight.
November 1538 – The priory is completely demolished, it is assumed the tomb is also demolished.
Early 1600’s – this period saw a house erected on the site along with a stone pillar in Herrick gardens reading ‘ here lies the body of Richard III, some time king of England’
1872 – A new road, Grey Friars is crested with a number of new buildings also erected on the site.
August 1982 – A memorial stone to King Richard III was donated by the Richard III society.
24th August 2012 – An on site dig is started headed by University of Leicester Archaeological Service along with the Richard III society.
25th August 2012 – The first led bone of king Richard III was discovered on site, it was left undisturbed.
31st August 2012 – the skeleton remains of 6 bodies were discovered on site, one of which is to be believed to be the remains of King Richard III
12th September 2012 – A press conference announces the discoveries.
4th February 2013 – The university of Leicester confirm that the remains found are that of King Richard III.
MnM Removals are happy to have completed a successful relocation of The Revd Canon Dr Johannes Arnes into his new home – Leicester Cathedral.