Linking the old and new Cathedral as a symbol of joyous revival.
The impressive large glass ‘west’ screen was designed and hand engraved by John Hutton over the course of 10 years, and features 66 figures depicting saints and angels.
The glass screen is both a wall and a window, linking the old Cathedral with the New . From the top of the Queen's steps outside visitors are invited to pause at look upon their own reflections as the image of Christ on the altar’s tapestry peers out. From the inside the Ruins are visible through the screen, providing a constant reminder of the journey from destruction to resurrection.
The West Screen is visible from the main Cathedral Nave.
The is level access via double doors.
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.