World Council of Churches – Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

16-30th September 2018

The Chapel of Unity is participating in the World Council of Churches’ Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel. We are asked to Pray, Study and Act on the theme: ‘Investing in Young People’. Come along and spend some time in the Chapel to pray for peace.

‘Hands of Hope’ display kindly lent by Working with Villages in Palestine. ‘Voices of the Young-Visions for the Future’ from Pax Christi UK

Service of Thanksgiving for the Refurbishment of the Chapel of Unity

Here are some photos taken at the service

Saturday 8th September 2018 at 1pm

The Joint Council of the Chapel of Unity is pleased to invite you to share in a Service of Thanksgiving for the refurbishment of the Chapel of Unity on Saturday 8th September at 1pm.

We plan to gather together on Unity Lawn outside the Chapel at 1pm to begin our service, weather permitting, and otherwise in the nave of the Cathedral outside the Chapel.

After the service all are invited to share over refreshments, memories of the past, and your hopes for the future life of the Chapel of Unity in working towards unity and reconciliation.

In addition you are also invited, if you are able, to arrive at 12pmto join the daily Litany of Reconciliation in the Cathedral ruins.


Coventry Pilgrimage 2018

What is it?   

To be a pilgrim is to undertake a journey with a spiritual purpose. We invite you to walk some or all of the Coventry Pilgrimage route in 2018.

We will walk the almost 50 mile route, circling Coventry from church to church around the Coventry Way footpath and reaching the Cathedral down the Sherbourne Valley Way. We will walk a section of about 4 to 6 miles on the last Saturday morning of each month for 9 months from Easter Eve, March 31st, to the Eve of Christ the King, November 24th.

Why are we doing it?

To wait for and welcome Christ the King in Coventry.
To spend time with friends and make new friends – building a reconciling community.
To celebrate the Centenary of Coventry Diocese.
To explore and enjoy our environment. Because walking is good for us!

When is it?

We will meet outside a church at 10 am on the last Saturday morning of each month and set off by 10.15 am.

March 31st St Laurence Meriden via St John the Baptist Berkswell to Burton Green Village Hall (congregation of Westwood Church Coventry) 5.4 miles

April 28th Burton Green Village Hall (congregation of Westwood Church Coventry) to St Mary Stoneleigh 5.6 miles

May 26th St Mary Stoneleigh via St Giles Bubbenhall to St Leonard Ryton on Dunsmore 5.8 miles

June 30th St Leonard Ryton on Dunsmore via St Margaret Wolston to St John the Baptist Brinklow 5.9 miles

July 28th St John the Baptist Brinklow to St James Ansty 4.3 miles

August 25th St James Ansty to All Saints Bedworth 4.6 miles

September 29th All Saints Bedworth via St Andrew Bedworth to St Mary & All Saints Fillongley 6.2 miles

October 27th St Mary & All Saints Fillongley to All Saints Allesley 5.9 miles

November 24th All Saints Allesley via St John the Baptist Coventry and Holy Trinity Coventry to Coventry Cathedral 3.1 miles

Details of the walk for each month, guidance about where to park and suggestions for convenient places for lunch at the end of each walk will appear on the Diocesan Centenary website month by month. (The churches on the route may or may not be open for pilgrims so please check month by month.)

Who is it for?

Anyone, church-goer or not, who wants to pray Christ’s peace and blessing where we walk and on Coventry. Particularly welcome are all who work, volunteer or worship on Hill Top or around the route.

Pilgrims walk at their own risk. Under 16s welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Well-behaved dogs welcome.

How do I get involved?

Just turn up. No need to register.

Because the walks are linear not circular, if possible arrange transport in a group, sharing cars and leaving a car at your destination, before driving to the starting point. There will be a few lifts back to the starting point for stranded drivers if needed.

Wear trainers, walking boots or sturdy shoes and bring a waterproof and some water. Bring a flask and a snack if you like.

Coventry Pilgrimage 2018 Planning Group (Paul & Pam Cavendish, John & Margaret Lloyd)

c/o John Lloyd, Cathedral Reader Cathedral & Diocesan Offices,1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB

HIROSHIMA DAY 6th August 2017

Lord Mayor of Coventry’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation


Coventry Cathedral and Chapel of Unity

Led by: John Witcombe, Dean Coventry Cathedral
Speaker: Ruth Longoni, Lord Mayor’s Peace Committee
With the Lord Mayor of Coventry and representatives from the Embassy of Japan

Sunday, 6th August 2017  6pm

Please join us for a service of reflection:
with music, religious and secular readings and silence.
We will also make Japanese Origami Paper Cranes of Peace.

Everybody is welcome.

We hope you will also join us to talk and share refreshments after the service.

For further information please contact David Fish on 07779 784 786  or

Bridges Over The Wall

Coventry Poetry Vigil: ‘Bridges Over the Wall’
Saturday, February 4th, 10am – 4pm
Chapel of Unity, Coventry Cathedral.

Coventry poet, Antony Owen, is leading a voluntary peace poetry vigil for victims of confliict. ‘Bridges over the wall” will consist of bridging poetry and spoken word, for those without a voice, from places of conflict across the world. The event will also bridge conflicts past and present, those affected from the bombings of places like Coventry, Dresden, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and in recent conflicts in Syria and Yemen.
The event will include poems read by local poets, students from Cardinal Newman School, refugees and Owen himself.

Everyone is welcome to come, to listen and to light a candle for peace.

Entrance to the Chapel is free, optional donations can be made.