Today, Tue 16th August Open 10:00am–4:00pm
Coventry Cathedral is open as normal today
General visiting times: Mon-Sat 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 12:30pm–3:00pm

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FAQs

When can I visit the Cathedral?

The Cathedral is open to visitors from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 12.30pm to 3pm on Sunday, unless otherwise stated. Please check our calendar for closures before making a special trip.

You are welcome to wear a mask during your time here – we do have spare masks so please ask a member of staff should you require one. The Cathedral is a big space with room for all, we ask that you be mindful of others as you move around the building.

If you are feeling unwell or have come into contact with anyone who has tested positive with COVID-19 we invite to consider rescheduling your visit.

Our staff are continuing to regularly clean the visitor areas and touch points to keep the Cathedral clean and safe for visitors and staff.

Are there toilets available?

Yes, toilets are available in St. Michael’s Gallery and our new pavilion extension. Baby changing facilities and accessible toilets are also available in the pavilion.

Will the Tower and Blitz Museum be open?

Unfortunately neither the Blitz nor Tower are currently open, however we are working hard on plans to reopen both in the spring of 2022.

Will there be a chaplain available?

We are currently working with fewer volunteers so unfortunately there may not always be chaplains available for you to speak to. However our Welcome Team can give you contact details of someone you can arrange to speak to should you require this.

Is there a Gift Shop?

Our Cathedral gift shop is open during normal Cathedral opening hours. You can also purchase a small range of souvenirs from our online shop. Please click here.

Will there be hand sanitiser available?

Yes, hand sanitiser is available at the entrance and at regular intervals within the building.

Will I be able to light a candle?

You are very welcome to light a candle – there are several stands located throughout the building.

Can I take photos?

Yes! We welcome visitors taking photos but we ask that you are aware of the impact upon others in the building when doing so. Don’t forget to tag us if you share on social media!

Can I bring my children?

Yes! Children are very welcome to attend and explore the buildings as loudly or quietly as they’d like to. We do ask that all visitors are mindful of those who may be using the space for quiet prayer or reflection.

Can I visit with a group?

Yes. Please visit our group visits page for all the information you need.

Can I make a donation?

Yes! The Cathedral is a self-funded organisation that relies on public donations to enable us to stay open over 365 days a year for free to the public! You can donate with a card via one of our contactless donation points, or alternatively cash donation boxes are available (the boxes are emptied regularly and locked away securely when the building is not in use). Ways of donating online – either on a one-off basis or regularly – can be found by clicking here.

Can I take part in a service?

You can worship with us either in person or online via our live-stream page on Facebook which you can find here.

Can I bring my dog with me?

Dogs are welcome within the Cathedral Ruins, although we do ask that you are mindful of other visitors and that dogs are kept on a lead. Dogs are not permitted within the New Cathedral with the exception of assistance dogs.

If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch with us – contact details can be found here. Thank you for your help in keeping everyone safe during this time.

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