Our story and purpose are — like the headline above, which you'll see carved into our new Cathedral — embodied in the buildings you will find here.
From charred remains to “bopping angels” (to quote Archbishop Justin Welby), the Ruins and the new Cathedral, with its chapels and use of perspective and light, make possible numerous journeys of transformation from darkness to light, assisted by the insights offered by the many permanent artworks. So please allow plenty of time and check that we are fully open on your chosen date.
Use our interactive floor plan to explore our magnificent building and its features. Simply click on one of the items below to learn more about each part.
1. The Ruins
The Ruins are the remains of a medieval parish church. Hit directly by several incendiary bombs, the Cathedral burned with the city on the 14th November 1940.
The principle of a Chapel of Unity binding the Church of England and the Free Churches together for Christian service in Coventry was born out of the sufferings of war and the ecumenical enthusiasm of the church leaders.