Awareness of Cathedral life within the outside world
An almost separate, circular space with glass walls and a central altar, the Chapel of Christ the Servant allows those inside and in worship, to see the world outside and be part of it. Indeed, this chapel is also known as the Chapel of Industry, because the surrounding buildings used all to be industrial (and thus the focus of bombing raids). Around the plinth of the altar are engraved Christ's words: "I am among you as one that serves" (Luke 22:27).
Chapel of Christ the Servant gallery
Chapel of Christ the Servant 1
Chapel of Christ the Servant 2
Chapel of Christ the Servant 4
Chapel of Christ the Servant 3
Access to the Chapel is via 4 shallow steps.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
The New Cathedral
Sir Basil Spence’s 1962 masterpiece embodies both the stark and the beautiful, to powerful effect.
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.