Great is Thy Faithfulness


Great is Thy Faithfulness is an afternoon at Coventry Cathedral on the 25th September for the diocesan family to explore God's faithfulness. Stay all afternoon or just pop in briefly. Come by yourself, with a friend or with your family. You are most welcome. 

What is happening?

The afternoon will open at 12pm with the Litany of Reconcilliation (if you aren't sure what that is, it is a few sentences to help us think about where reconciliation is needed with a repeating response of 'Father forgive')

Between these times there will be three main spaces to explore and join in with:

  • Time and space to have your picnic lunch if you have brought one.
  • Three interactive prayer zones across the old and new cathedral:
    • Reflecting on the past: Sorrow, fear, joy, gratitude are a few of the emotions people feel everyday and we have been particularly aware of this year. This space will be helping us to look back on our own story and emotions.
    • Dwelling in God's faithfulness: Each of us comes with our own experiences but God remains the same. This is an opportunity to spend time reflecting on what that means for you.
    • Responding to God's faithfulness: There are many ways we can respond to God's faithfulness in our relationship with God and in how we treat ourselves and others generously.
  • A series of short Godly Play and Contemplative Prayer sessions that you can join in with. These will be guided and led, so they will happen at set times across the afternoon.

The afternoon will close with a short Eucharist (communion) service that will begin at 2.30pm. The service has been designed with a variety of ages in mind.

Who can come?

Anyone. We have planned the day so that people of any age can participate. So that it is helpful if you come alone and/or are find quiet reflection helpful AND if you come with others and/or find it helpful to share and hear from others. 

What shall I bring?

We'd recommend bringing a picnic so you can make use of our picnic space. You might want to bring a friend, a Bible or anything that will help you concentrate and focus...but nothing is necessary.

Where can I park?

Salt Lane car park is the nearest public car park. The postcode is CV1 2GY and you can find information about charges here.

How long do I need to come for?

You may want to stay for the whole time to take part in both the opening and closing worship. But, can pop in at any time for as long or as little as you want. You might pop backwards and forwards. Do what works for you.

Can I invite people?

Of course you can. Anyone is welcome so do invite your church, your friends and your family. 

If it's helpful you can download our invitation by clicking here. It has a link at the bottom to this page.

How do I book?

No need to book, just turn up. But, if you have any questions do send us an email.