The Churches of Britain and Ireland
|Coventry, West Midlands
Project Gutenberg has "The Churches of Coventry" by Frederic W. Woodhouse", 1909 edition. It includes photographs, drawings and plans, and being pre-WWII shows much that was destroyed during the war.
Coventry Cathedral, (ruined), dedicated to St Michael. The main part of the cathedral was destroyed during a bombing raid in 1940, only the tower and outer walls remain intact; at 295 feet the spire is the third tallest in England. Part of the modern post-war re-building can be seen to the right. A view from inside the destroyed building. SP 3362 7906. © Paul Brown. An old postcard view of the intact building, from Reg Dosell's Collection. A view of the modern building, also dedicated to St. Michael. © James King. Interior view, © Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. Grade I listed (new), Grade I listed (old).
Holy Trinity. SP 3351 7905. © Paul Brown. Another view, © James King. Interior view, and a detail of the Doom Painting, both © Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, © John Bowdler. Another view, two interior views - 1, 2, the altar and East window, altar, side-chapel altar, font, pulpit, the crossing, some lovely floor tiling, and a selection of monuments, all © John Bowdler (2012). Link.
The former Methodist Church on Stoney Stanton Road and Eagle Street East, now a Muslim community centre. The date-stone, visible on a Streetview from 2020, says "Wesleyan Church 1898".© James King.
Our Lady of the Assumption (R.C.) on Tile Hill Lane. © James King.
St. Andrew at Eastern Green. © James King.
St. James at Fletchamstead. © James King.
St. Mark on Stoney Stanton Road, Swanswell, dates from 1868, and was closed as a place of worship in 1972. It was subsequently used (in part) as a medical practice. The Ascension Mural is by Hans Feibusch. SP 337 794. Both © Keith Dorey (2014). BBC news item. Grade II listed, with an unusually sparse entry. Chrissie Brown has advised (2021) that the church was re-opened in 2017 - see here.
St. Michael at Stoke. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's collection.
St. Stanislaus Kosta (Polish R.C.). © James King.
Shree Krishna Hindu Temple.
© James King.
05 August 2021
© Steve Bulman