The Churches of Britain and Ireland
|Coventry, West Midlands
Project Gutenberg has "The Churches of Coventry" by Frederic W. Woodhouse", 1909 edition. It includes photographs, drawings and plans, and being pre-WWII shows much destroyed during the war.
Christ Church at Cheylesmore. © James King.
Coventry Cathedral, (ruined),
dedicated to St Michael. The main part of the cathedral was destroyed during a bombing
raid in 1940, only the tower and outer walls remain intact; at 295 feet the spire is the
third tallest in England. Part of the modern post-war re-building can be seen to the
right. A view from inside the destroyed
building. SP 336 790. © Paul Brown. An old postcard view of the intact building, from Reg
Gurdwara Guru Nanak Parkash (Sikh temple). © James King.
Holy Trinity. SP 335 790. © Paul Brown. Another view, © James King. Interior view. Detail of the Doom Painting. Both © Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, © John Bowdler. Another view, two interior views - 1, 2, the altar and East window, altar, side-chapel altar, font, pulpit, the crossing, some lovely floor tiling, and a selection of monuments, all © John Bowdler (2012). Link.
Methodist Church at Earlsdon. © James King.
The former Methodist Church on Stoney Stanton Road, now a Muslim community centre. © James King.
Our Lady of the Assumption (R.C.) at Tile Hill. © James King.
St. Andrew at Eastern Green. © James King.
St. James at Fletchamstead. © James King.
The former St. Mark on Stoney Stanton Road, Swanswell, dates from 1868, and closed in 1972. It's now in use (in part) as a medical practice. The Ascension Mural is by Hans Feibusch. SP 337 794. Both © Keith Dorey (2014). BBC news item. Grade II listed, with an unusually sparse entry.
St. Michael at Stoke. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's collection.
St. Stanislaus Kosta (Polish R.C.). © James King.
Shree Krishna Hindu Temple.
© James King.
25 October 2015
© Steve Bulman