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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Right in the city centre

Located in the heart of Coventry, finding the Cathedral could not be easier. We are just a 10 - 15 min walk from the railway station, about 200m from the Pool Meadow coach station and 300m from the multi-story car park at Salt Lane, CV1 2GY. There are lots of cycling parking points nearby.

  • Address: Coventry Cathedral, 1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB, UK
  • Phone number is +44 (0) 24 7652 1200

Once on foot, head for Cuckoo Lane for the best entrance into the Ruins. Especially on your first visit, it’s always best to enter the New Cathedral, via the Ruins.

The main entrance to the New Cathedral can be found off Priory Street opposite Coventry University or via St Michael’s Avenue from the City Centre.

For the Cathedral Offices, please go to Youell House, 1 Hill Top (pedestrian access via Priory Row).

Trains and buses

Click here for information about trains to Coventry and here for information about local bus services.

Park and Ride

The city centre Trinity Street bus stop is a 5-minute walk away from the Cathedral. Please click here for the City Council’s Park and Ride page.

Car parking

There is only limited disabled parking on the Cathedral site (next to the Chapel of Unity on St Michael’s Avenue). The nearest public car parks to the Cathedral are a 5-minute walk away in Cox Street CV1 5GA (short stay) or a 6 minute walk away in Salt Lane or a 10 minute walk away in Lower Ford Street CV1 5PS (long stay). Up-to-date information about parking in Coventry is available from the City Council website here.

Important information for coach drivers

There are two convenient set down/pick up points in the heart of Coventry – Priory Street at the foot of the Cathedral steps – where there are coach bays for drop off only – and Hales Street next to the Transport Museum. Coach parking is available at White Street Coach Park. There are seven spaces available. Click here for details.

NB: The Sat Nav postcode for coach access is CV1 5FB

Interactive floorplan

1. The Ruins

The Ruins are the remains of a medieval parish church. Hit directly by several incendiary bombs, the Cathedral burned with the city on the 14th November 1940.

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2. Tower Climb and Shop

Soaring over 100 metres high, this Gothic masterpiece survived the bombing and is now the third-tallest in England.

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3. The New Cathedral

Sir Basil Spence’s 1962 masterpiece embodies both the stark and the beautiful, to powerful effect.

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4. Tapestry of Christ in Glory

Designed by Graham Sutherland, 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.

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5. Chapel of Unity

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.

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6. Chapel of Christ in Gethsemane

This quiet, small chapel serves as a reminder of suffering and a place of prayer and contemplation, away from the focal point of the Cathedral.

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7. Baptistery Window

The masterpiece created by John Piper is made of 198 brightly coloured glass panels and measures 26 metres high.

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8. West Screen

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.

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9. Chapel of Christ the Servant

Also known as the Chapel of Industry, because the surrounding buildings used all to be industrial

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10. The Nave

As well as housing the stunning Baptistery window, the Nave features five pairs of 25 metre high windows which reflect man's journey through life.

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11. John Laing Centre

Recently opened the New Pavilion is primarily used for educational purposes.

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12. Chapter House

Not normally open to visitors, the Chapter House is used for film screenings.

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13. St. Michael's House

St. Michael's House is an early 18th. century townhouse which was rebuilt and restored after extensive bomb damage.

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14. Millennium Chapel

Home to a replica of the poignant Stalingrad Madonna, this chapel was created in 1990 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Coventry Blitz.

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15. St. Michael's Gallery

A treasure trove of Cathedral history, with fascinating artefacts from both the old and new Cathedrals.

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16. Unity Lawn

Providing a place to pause and be still, right in the heart of the city, for the public and visitors alike.

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17. Queen's Steps

The Queen's steps follow the route that the Queen took in 1956 when she laid the foundation stone of the New Cathedral.

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18. Lady Chapel

Nestled at the foot of Christ in Glory, the Lady Chapel provides a more intimate space for prayer and reflection.

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19. Provost Vestry

The Provost Vestry is used by clergy to robe, and for private meetings, and is not normally open to the public.

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20. Cathedral Organ

We have a whole page dedicated to our amazing organ including its history and how and when to hear it played.

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21. Live & Dye Garden

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22. Blitz Museum

Travel back to wartime Coventry and learn all about life in the 1940s in our Blitz Museum.

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