Jimmy Hill Celebration We’re delighted that the Cathedral was packed this evening for a fantastic celebration of the life of former Coventry City manager and chairman and Match of the Day host Jimmy Hill, who died last year aged 87. The BBC report on the event can be seen here, while the Coventry Telegraph coverage is here. Many thanks to everyone ...

Welcome to our new Business Manager! John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry, writes… “We are delighted to announce that Isabel Merrifield has been appointed as the Cathedral Business Manager from Wednesday 10th February. Isabel has a wealth of experience from senior roles in Coventry City Council, the Civil Service and the Royal Mail. I’m thrilled that she is joining the leadership team of the ...

Following the Meeting of Anglican Primates We have arrived at the morning after. The morning after the Anglican Communion has suspended the Episcopal Church of America for 3 years from various voting rights in the Communion. It is hard to see how ‘the body is one’. Feelings of hurt, outrage, sadness, grief are being flung around the airwaves and the internet. ...

Two new limited edition Piper screenprints for sale 75 years after the Coventry Blitz, two new limited edition Piper screenprints are being offered to raise £100,000 for Coventry Cathedral. John Piper showed great generosity towards cathedrals and churches. We hope that in offering these prints we can help his contribution to endure. The sale catalgue can be viewed online here. John Piper (1903-1992) was ...

Commemorating the Coventry Blitz BBC Radio 4’s Sunday programme highlighted Coventry’s perspective on the subject of remembrance in a special feature broadcast on the morning of Remembrance Sunday, November 8th. You can listen to it here. On the evening of Saturday 14th November, the city is planning to create a giant Human Chain of Peace and Light in the city ...

Royal visit in November It’s been confirmed today that His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent KG GCMG GCVO ADC will visit Coventry on Saturday November 14th to take part in a number of events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the bombing of the city. Included in the Duke’s itinerary is a concert being given in the Cathedral at 7.30 pm. ...

Brilliant new DVD now available! Kerry Beaumont’s stunning new DVD has had a fantastic 5 star review by Michael Quinn in the latest edition of ‘Choir & Organ’ magazine (reproduced by kind permission): Proof that 13 may not be an unlucky number after all comes in the form of this three-disc, tri-format offering from Priory. Generously including Blu-ray, DVD and CD, ...

21 British landmarks for the 21st century In a joint project by The Independent and British Airways’ inflight magazine, High Life, Coventry Cathedral has been voted third in a list of 21 British landmarks for the 21st century. As an article in The Independent explains, ‘In third place is perhaps the surprise of the entire project: arguably the definitive post-war landmark. Coventry Cathedral ...

The Magna Carta Conference Report on the Magna Carta Conference held at St. Michael’s House, Coventry Cathedral on Tuesday, 23rd June 2015. The Conference, entitled ‘The Allure of Magna Carta: Freedom, Democracy and Reconciliation’, was the contribution of the Diocese of Coventry and Coventry Cathedral in celebration the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Fifty participants drawn from across the region, ...

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