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.
Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm *
* (Tickets for visitors are sold until 4pm Mon-Fri & 3pm Sun. Everyone is welcome to come to the 5.15pm (4pm on Sat-Sun) service of Evening Prayer or Choral Evensong, for which no charge is made)
Cathedral Tower climb
Standard Adult: £6
Children under 18 in family groups: Free
Students from UK universities: Free
Passport for Leisure Holders: Free
Cathedral Tower climb: £4
free for students