Christ in Glory in the Tetramorph commands the attention of anyone entering the building.
At 23 metres tall and 12 metres wide, and weighing about a ton, this impressive tapestry was woven by hand on a 500 year old loom and was at one point the largest continuously woven tapestry in the world.
Designed by Graham Sutherland the Tapestry depicts the risen Christ seated in Glory in heavenly environment, surrounded by the symbols of the four evangelists, the man - representing St. Matthew, the lion representing St. Mark, the bull or calf representing St. Luke and the eagle, St. John.
The Tapestry is visible from the Cathedral nave. The walkway in front of the Lady Chapel is accessible via a ramp on the left-hand side of the building.
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.