A special gala organ performance by David Briggs

“…one of the world’s greatest contemporary organists…” – New York Times  David Briggs will be playing a gala organ performance at Coventry Cathedral on 27 November at 7:30pm to launch the Cathedral’s Organ Restoration Appeal. Known for his unbridled virtuosity and passion for making organ music vibrant and accessible to a wide and diverse audience, David is one of ...

Visiting safely – Step four of the government guidelines

As we move into Step Four of the government COVID-19 guidelines, the Cathedral is now fully open to visitors from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 12.30pm to 3pm on Sunday. In order to keep our staff and visitors safe we are following Government and Church of England guidance on COVID-19. To help ...

Passing on the baton – Cathedral Cycle Relay

On Friday afternoon the Cathedral team were delighted to greet the CCR relay cyclists from Worcester Cathedral. On Saturday morning the Coventry Cathedral team with Shaun Cutler cycled to Birmingham Cathedral and handed the baton to Dean Matt Thompson. The inaugural Cathedrals Cycle Route – which started from Newcastle Cathedral on Sunday 30 May to coincide ...

Faith leaders come together at Coventry Cathedral for National Day of Thanks

Faith leaders from across the City and some traveling in will take part in a moment of reflection and thanks as part of the first ever Thank You Day being held in the Cathedral Ruins on Sunday July 4th from 9.30 am. Hosted by Dean of the Cathedral, The Very Revd. John Witcombe, special guests will ...

What a difference a day makes

Today we are delighted to have George Marsh (pictured) as a supporter of our Adopt-a-Day Campaign. The 1st July is actually his wedding anniversary. Now George is urging others to follow suit and help the Cathedral stay open to all visitors by donating £365, which then allows you to mark a special day or anniversary with ...

Opening Times

During the on-going Covid-19 situation you are welcome to visit as long as you are free of symptoms. Please keep a distance of at least 2 metres between your household or bubble and other people. You will be encouraged to wear a mask within the New Cathedral unless you are exempt from doing so. We are ...

The Duke of Edinburgh

We offer Her Majesty the Queen and all the Royal Family our deep condolences and the assurance of our prayers following the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Special services were live-streamed from the Cathedral on the evenings of Friday April 9th and Friday April 16th. These can be found on the Cathedral’s ...

Dean John’s message of condolence

Following the news today of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Dean John has shared this message of condolence: ‘We were very sorry to hear of the death this morning of HRH the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. We would like to assure Her Majesty the Queen, and members of the royal family, of ...

Cathedral school tours to continue through lockdown!

For generations of Coventry’s schoolchildren a trip to the Cathedral has been a highlight of the academic year. But, as a result of lockdown, it’s not possible for this year’s cohort to visit Spence’s masterpiece. Head of Education at the Cathedral, Emma Griffiths, reached out on social media for help so the Cathedral could continue ...

COVID safety information and FAQs

Can I visit the Cathedral? As of the 17th of May, in line with current government restrictions, the Cathedral is once more open for tourists. If you are visiting in a group you are able to do so within the legal gathering limits (up to 30 people outdoors, or up to 6 people or 2 households/bubbles ...

Farewell to Kerry Beaumont

The Cathedral community said farewell to its Director of Music, Kerry Beaumont, on Sunday.

The Report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse

This week has seen the report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA), with much for the Church to repent of, learn from and change.

We are an award-winning Cathedral!

Coventry Cathedral has been voted as ‘Best Historic Attraction or Venue’ in the annual Group Leisure & Travel Awards Despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Group Leisure & Travel Awards ceremony were announced in a special online broadcast recognising the top attractions, tour operators and experiences as voted for by group travel ...

Yes, we’re ‘Good to Go’!

We have received confirmation that our application for the ‘We’re Good To Go’ Industry Standard has been successful.

Re-opening FAQs

Places of worship are now permitted to open – and we look forward to welcoming you!

Some videos/audio files worth watching and listening to…

Watch some excellent videos from City Praise and Prayer here in Coventry and the Kaiser Wilhelm Church in Berlin.

A Message from the Dean to the local Civic and Business Community

Please be assured of our thoughts and prayers at this time – the live streaming of daily services can be found online on our Facebook site and visitors to our website can now light a candle and leave a special message.

Introducing the Parish Giving Scheme

Coventry Cathedral has joined the Parish Giving Scheme.

Listen over the phone…

We’re acutely aware that not everyone has access to the internet and so have now started a service which means that you can listen to the latest recording of a Sunday service from Coventry Cathedral over the telephone. You can choose between listening to the whole service, hearing just the sermon or enjoying an anthem ...

Light a Candle on our Virtual Prayer Wall

We have set up a virtual Prayer Wall which gives you the opportunity to light a candle and leave a request for prayer.