Leicester Civic Society

Campaign: St Mary de Castro Spire Appeal - SOS (Save Our Spire)

St Mary de Castro is an ancient church in Leicester, England, near to Leicester Castle ("de Castro" being Portuguese for "of the Castle"). Today it acts as a parish church in the Church of England's diocese of Leicester. (Wikipedia)
 
In July 2012 the church launched an appeal saying "The spire has caused each generation in turn some concern as to its safety and need for work to keep it in order. We are no exception and it is now our turn!"

Click this link to read more

Click here to take an interactive tour of the church

Click here to read about a concert to raise funds

In October 2013 it was decided that the spire was dangerous and should be demolished

In February 2014 Sir Peter Soulsby added his voice to the campaign

In July 2014 Pauline Carroll published a book "The Towers and Bells of Leicestershire" to help raise funds for the appeal. The book costs 5 and a portion of the cover price goes to the "Save Our Spire" appeal which is also supported by Leicester City Council Museums, Visit Leicester and St Martins House.
Click here to see the cover

Campaign Events

Campaign News

12 Oct 2013. St Mary de Castro spire to be demolished

5 Sep 2013. Collapse danger real say engineers

4 Sep 2013. St Mary de Castro - imminent collapse fears

What Can You Do About It?

Please do not sign petitions or send emails more than once using different email address identities as this will devalue our campaigns. If you want to help us get more responses please tell your friends and family about the campaign.

1. Sponsor our Stones

Click on the link to go to a page to donate money

  http://www.stmarydecastrospireappeal.co.uk/donate.htm


2. Listen to a radio item about our appeal

Click on the link to listen to a Radio Leicester news item about our appeal

  http://www.stmarydecastrospireappeal.co.uk/index_htm_files/ST%20MARY%20DE%20CASTRO.mp3


3. Contact the appeal committee to offer your help

Click on the link to get the appeal committee contact details

  http://www.stmarydecastrospireappeal.co.uk/contact.htm


4. Offer your help and support

Send an email to the appeal committee to offer your help and support

Subject:How can I help/support Save Our Spire?
To:sosstmarydecastro@btinternet.com
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5. Tell Your Friends

The more people that get involved the better chance we have of success. Please enter your name and email address plus the email addresses of your friends below and they will be sent a link to this campaign. Note: Leicester Civic Society will not store or use the email addresses of your friends for any other purpose.

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6. Join Us!

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