The Very Reverend John Petty It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dean John Petty.Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Email

Using the power of religions to foster peace German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel invited religious leaders from all over the world to the Federal Foreign Office to launch an initiative to work more closely with faith communities.Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Email

Choir trip to Lubeck Earlier this year, a number of Coventry’s Boy Choristers and Choral Scholars travelled to Lubeck to join the Choir of St Mary’s Church for a concert and a service to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of the city and destruction of the church in 1942.Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Email

You are loved… Once again, we find ourselves experiencing pain before which words seem insufficient… I feel a need to address those who perpetrate these crimes.Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Email

Coventry Statement on Syria and Iraq We can share something of our story that out of the travails of our suffering, hope rose again from the ashes of our city’s despair and we walked the long road to reconstruction and reconciliation. Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Email

Reconciliation: Reflections on Coventry’s Role We’re really pleased to release the full film of Reconciliation: Reflections on Coventry’s Role – a fascinating set of short interviews with our previous and current Canons for Reconciliation.Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Email

Coventry Cathedral: Investors in Hope We are looking for some extraordinary people, committed to supporting this iconic place, and enabling our inspirational work to continue and flourish in the years ahead.Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Email

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s new Adviser for Reconciliation The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has announced the appointment of Sarah Snyder as his new Adviser for Reconciliation.Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Email

Friends of Cathedral Music give £4,000 grant Music at Coventry Cathedral is being boosted by a grant from a new Diamond Chorister Fund to help train new choristers.Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Email

Pray for our broken world Let us remember before God all the victims of the bombings in Istanbul and their loved ones who grieve.Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Email

Thank you to our supporters! We are grateful to you if you have given to Coventry Cathedral.Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Email

Prayer for Brussels and Lahore Archbishop Justin writes: “In the great Holy Week of Christian prayer and mercy, the Brussels attacks shock all those who seek peace and justice through the terrible cruelty and utter separation from all that is of God. “Once again we see the contrast between the vain efforts to terrify through indiscriminate murder, and the call of God ...

‘What lies beneath?’ – the archaeological discoveries in the Ruins Following the restoration work in the Ruins last summer, the Cathedral has invited George Demidowicz, Archaeologist, to talk about the project and the finds that were discovered underneath the flagstones of the ruined Cathedral on Thursday 10th March at 7pm. Joining George will be Kelley Christ, the Cathedral’s Architect; she will share the challenges of ...

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, ...

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