Today, Tue 16th July Open 10:00am–4:00pm
The New Cathedral closed to visitors due to Graduations today
General visiting times for the New Cathedral & Ruins Mon-Sat 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 12:00pm–3:30pm
These opening times apply to the New Cathedral & Ruins. Other Cathedral locations' times differ.

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Projects

Conservation work on the Cathedral is a vital task

Most of this is carried out by highly-skilled expert craftspeople.

Below are details of some of the Cathedral’s current and recent major projects, which – alongside our day-to-day conservation and restoration work – are essential for protecting and preserving this special place for future generations.

Mullion restoration

One of the mullions (the vertical bar in a window frame) in one of the Ruins windows had cracked and we worked with specialist contractor St Whites Stone on-site in July 2023 repairing it. Thanks to St Whites Stone's incredible craftsmanship the mullion has now been restored. Thanks to the Dulverton Trust for their wonderful gift of funding the work.

Broken Angel project

In January 2020, ‘The Angel of the Eternal Gospel’, the panel of the West Screen adjacent to the ‘south’ door, was shattered beyond repair in an act of vandalism. Between 2021-2022 we invited artists to reimagine the space. You can find out more about the project here.

Incredibly thanks to almost entirely individual donations, in July 2023, the shattered fragments were carefully taken by Recclesia Stained Glass who will restore the Angel.

Unfortunately, because the window was shattered in some places beyond repair, the Angel will not be able to return to the West Screen, however once the partial restoration is complete will be available to view on request, we hope later this year.

Organ restoration

Built in 1962, the Harrison & Harrison organ is judged to be of outstanding national significance and was awarded a British Institute of Organ Studies Grade I Historic Organs Certificate in 2013. Recently, the organ has been showing significant signs of fatigue, with many parts wearing away or broken due to age, and we now need to raise funds to help refurbish the organ for generations to come.

Support our buildings

Our buildings regularly need work to maintain and preserve them for future generations. If you’d like to help support this work you can find out more about giving to the Cathedral below or contact Mandy at Mandy.spraggett@coventrycathedral.org.uk to find out more about how you can restrict your donations for a project, the legacy of Coventry Cathedral, or something you are passionate about.

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