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Coventry Cathedral, West Midlands


  • Located in Coventry, West Midlands, West Midlands, England
  • Coventry Cathedral, 1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB
  • Original cathedral was founded as a Benedictine monastery by Leofric, Earl of Mercia, and his wife Godiva in 1043
  • During The Dissolution of the Monasteries, the See of Coventry and Lichfield was transferred to Lichfield
  • Became the largest parish church in England
  • In 1918 was the modern diocese of Coventry created in its own right, and the church of St Michael designated as its cathedral
  • The cathedral was destroyed by German bombers in 1940
  • A new cathedral was built after the war and consecrated in 1962
  • The new cathedral is built next to the remains of the old

External Links
www.coventrycathedral.org.uk
en.wikipedia.org
Coventry Cathedral, West Midlands


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