The New Cathedral is a work of inspiration. Work started a day after the Old Cathedral was bombed during the Blitz of 1940, and the Cathedral is now recognised as a beacon of hope, fellowship, peace and reconciliation. The decision to rebuild the cathedral was taken the morning after its destruction.
Rebuilding would not be an act of defiance, but rather a sign of faith, trust and hope for the future of the world. It was the vision of the Provost at the time, Dick Howard, which led the people of Coventry away from feelings of bitterness and hatred. This has led to the cathedral’s Ministry of Peace and Reconciliation, which has provided spiritual and practical support, in areas of conflict throughout the world.
Standard Adult: £6
Children under 18 in family groups: Free
Students from UK universities: Free
Passport for Leisure Holders: Free
Monday to Saturday – 10.00am to 5.00pm *
Sundays – 12 noon to 4.00pm **
* (Tickets for visitors are sold until 4.00pm. Everyone is welcome to come to the 5.15pm (4.00pm on Saturday) service of Evening Prayer or Choral Evensong, for which no charge is made)
** (Tickets for visitors are sold until 3.00pm. Everyone is welcome to come to the 4.00pm service of Choral Evensong, for which no charge is made)
free for students