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. Both © Paul Brown. An old postcard view of the intact building, from Reg Dosell's Collection. A close-up of the spire, © Christopher Skottowe (1961), and views of the interior of the old cathedral, the interior of the new, with Sutherland's tapestry of Christ in Majesty, and Epstein's bronze of St. Michael and the devil, all from his postcard collection. A view of the modern building, also dedicated to St. Michael, © James King. Interior view, © Aidan McRae Thomson. The following two photos (© Christopher Skottowe (1960)) show the modern cathedral under construction - 1, 2. 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.
04 March 2023
© Steve Bulman