God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, and has entrusted to us the ministry of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5.18)
Reconciliation has a central and pivotal place in the overall vision of Coventry Cathedral. Our vision draws on 2 Corinthians 5: 18-19 which speaks of God’s reconciliation of all in Christ, and our duty to continue this work of reconciliation. All that we do in this Cathedral springs from the work of God in Jesus Christ drawing the world back to himself, restoring relationships between humanity and God, within humanity, and humanity with the earth.
Our heritage and our future are rooted in the words of Jesus Christ, ‘Father Forgive’, used by Provost Howard on 15th November 1940 in the Cathedral ruins. Our calling is to be a people and place of reconciliation, one that marks us out in English Cathedrals as having a unique role. This is our primary motivation: to play our part in the cosmic reconciliation which God has achieved through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. This reconciliation has practical results for us in our own lives, in our Cathedral and local communities, in our nation and across the world.