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Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral

Location: Priory Street, CV1 5AB

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.

Opening Times

Open with restrictions in place for both Nave of New Cathedral and Old Cathedral ruins

Mon-Sun: 10am-1pm

Cathedral Tower climb
Currently closed due to Covid-19
Mon-Sat: 10am-3.30pm
Sun: 12noon-3pm


There is no charge for individual visitors to the Cathedral but we do ask for donations in order to support the upkeep and work of this amazing place.

Cathedral Tower climb: £4

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