Cathedral Church of St. Michael
Coventry city centre
|Sunday||Cathedral Eucharist 10.30; Evensong 16.00; Cathedral Praise 18.30|
|Weekdays||Evensong 17.15 (Tuesday & Wednesday); occasional Saturdays 16.00|
Entrance: No charge for attending services: otherwise adult £7.00, concessions £5.00
Disabled: Disabled access to the two main doors
Photography: Photography & Video permits at £3.00
Guided Party Tours to be booked in advance, from £6.50 per person
Benedicts Coffee Shop open Mon-Sat 10.00-16.00
Gifts are available for purchase in the Welcome Centre
Toilets in the Undercroft
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathedral Office 024 7652 1200
Information & Visits Officer 024 7652 1338
Director of Music
Kerry Beaumont (since 2006)
The Cathedral Choir consists of boys and girls, drawn from local schools, who practise three times a week and sing separately during term time. Scholarships are awarded to all Choristers. The Chamber Choir sing at other times.
The organ for the new Cathedral was built by Harrison & Harrison in 1962 with galleries either side of the High Altar. Overhauled Harrison & Harrison 1987 and by David Wells after a fire in 2000.
4 manuals 74 stops:
Pedal 20 stops, Choir 14 stops, Great 15 stops, Swell 13 stops, Solo 12 stops
The Very Revd John Irvine (since 2001)
The Right Revd Dr Christopher Cocksworth (since 2008)
The original building, dating back to 1043, was destroyed by enemy action in 1940. The new building, designed by Basil Spence to link with the ruins of the old, was consecrated in 1962. Amongst many notable features are the Graham Sutherland tapestry of 'Christ the King' dominating the East End, John Piper's Bapistery window, producing startling coloured light, and Epstein's St Michael & the Devil, guarding the Cathedral steps.