The Diocese of Coventry brings together the Church of England in Coventry and Warwickshire. With 250 churches, 75 schools, 300 clergy and 20,000 members, we have a presence in every local community.
The Bishop of Coventry, the Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, is the leader of the Diocese. He writes:
“As part of the established Church of England, we are here for everyone in Coventry and Warwickshire. Our churches are deeply engaged in an amazing range of activities, including: day care centres for the elderly, debt counselling, helping people become free from addiction and lots of groups for children and young people. We already play an important role in the development of society and community life, and I hope that this will grow through our participation in the Coventry and Warwickshire Champions scheme.”
At the heart of the diocese lies Coventry Cathedral. In addition to being a popular tourist attraction, the Cathedral has an international reputation for ‘reconciliation’. This is expressed through 160 partners throughout the world who belong to the Community of the Cross of Nails. The reconciliation role of the Cathedral is set to expand as a result of Justin Welby being appointed the new Archbishop of Canterbury. Archbishop Justin spent most of his ordained ministry in Coventry and Warwickshire, five years of which were at Coventry Cathedral as the Canon for Peace and Reconciliation.
The Diocese of Coventry is also the protector of much if the heritage in the city and county. Our dedicated church volunteers look after no fewer than 191 listed buildings, of which 56 are Grade One listed. As diocese and cathedral we are proud to represent and draw together the people in our communities across Coventry and Warwickshire.