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The nave has been dilated through the addition of lateral chapels.

From the crossing is generated a transept of two bays; the north transept arm has a sumptously-articulated Late Gothic frontispiece.

The organ was moved from the tower arch to the chancel and the choir gallery was removed altogether.

At the end of the twentieth century, in line with modern liturgical developments, a central worship area was created.

The first recorded Merchant Guild Roll of Leicester (1199) lists many people bearing the name of “de Ayleston”.

Aylestone was largely an agricultural settlement until the end of the 19th century.

The oldest parts of the buildings are the tower and the north arcade, dating from the early 13th century. In the 15th century the nave roof was raised and more light let into the church by the addition of clerestory windows.Then follows three straight bays flanked by aisles and chapels and a 7-segment hemicyle ringed by single ambulatory and 7 radiating chapels, the axial one deeper than the rest. The lowest level is a heavy arcade dating to the period of Henry I (the 2 easternmost bays have simpler articulation).The compound piers of the main arcade are equipped on the front side with shafts mounted on dosserets which articulate bay divisions.A warm welcome awaits you at this wonderful medieval church.Our aim is to involve the whole people of God and so the congregation plays a full part in the presentation of worship.

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Along the north-east wall are displayed two interesting carved gravestones which, owing to the inscriptions on them, are believed to be those of two early priests, Veracius and Senacus. They were discovered in the 18th century at Mynydd Anelog, near the present-day Gors Farm. When he retired he continued to live in the area which had proved such an enduring inspiration to his work.