On the 25th May 2022, Coventry Cathedral turned 60. A service of Celebration and Thanksgiving was held with the Archbishop of Canterbury preaching.
Coventry Cathedral was consecrated on the 25th May 1962. The Queen, Princess Margaret, and the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Michael Ramsey, attended the New Cathedral consecration service alongside thousands of local people.
Sixty years later, Archbishop Justin Welby, Bishop Christopher, Dean John Witcombe, diocesan clergy, representatives of the Community of the Cross of Nails International Board and students from diocesan schools came together to give thanks for 60 years and commissioned the cathedral for the years to come.
During his sermon, Archbishop Justin Welby said:
"I owe this place more than I can describe. I love it's very stones. And I know it can be more in the next 60 years even than it has been in the last 60"
Dean John Witcombe said:
"We give thanks for 60 amazing years of worship and creativity, reconciliation and renewal in Coventry Cathedral - and look ahead to the next 60 years, reimagining our future and embracing hope together.”
You can watch the service on the Coventry Cathedral Livestream Facebook page.