Thursday 7 May

Thought for the day from John Witcombe

"Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen."  Eph 3. 20,21

I often finish my sermons with these words from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. They invite us to open our imaginations to all that God can do - and that means looking at the world, our own lives and the lives of others, perhaps all of humanity, in a different way.

In theses daily thoughts I’ve been turning to familiar images from our Cathedral. Today, I’d like to use the man between Jesus’ feet in the great tapestry of Christ in Glory. The man seems unaware of the enormous toes on either side of him, perhaps does not even realise that Jesus looks out on the same world as he does: how can he? Jesus sees things he can never see, but we are invited to see ourselves in this person’s place - asking that our search for what God is doing is held within the gaze of Jesus, full of compassion and hope. And that we might know ourselves safe, nestled around Jesus’ feet.

John Witcombe is the Dean of Coventry and a member of the Bishop's Core Staff Team

National requirements and guidance

The Church of England website has a dedicated page for the latest national requirements and guidance.

There have been no updates at the time of writing, but further guidance is expected regarding limited access to churches.

VE Day - tommorrow

A new page has been added to this website regarding VE Day services and events.

This includes details about the service from Coventry Cathedral at 12 noon.

Thy Kingdom Come

It is two weeks until years Thy Kingdom Come launches!

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension (21st May 2020) to Pentecost (31st May 2020) for more people to come to know Jesus.

In these uncertain times, let’s encourage our congregations to stand together and intercede for our world to a God who is “able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine” (Eph 3:20).

We have put together some great family resources to help all ages as we pray for our friends and family to become followers of Jesus. 

For more information, please see

Access to church buildings

A new page has been added to this website regarding limited access to church buildings for for the purpose of streaming a service or private prayer by clergy.

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Revd Graeme Pringle
Director of Communications