|BC025I||Christmas 2002 - 40th Anniversary of Coventry Cathedral, single stamp doubled cover||£15.00||Limited Availability|
|BC025B||Christmas 2002 - 40th Anniversary of Coventry Cathedral, unsigned||£30.00||Buy Now|
|BC025C||Christmas 2002 - 40th Anniversary of Coventry Cathedral, signed by Dean John Irvine||£50.00||Limited Availability|
|BC025D||Christmas 2002, signed by Dean John Irvine and the Archbishop of Canterbury||£65.00||Buy Now|
Issue Date: 05/11/2002
Issue Name: Christmas 2002 - 40th Anniversary of Coventry Cathedral
Producer: Buckingham Covers
When Coventry Cathedral was destroyed by bombs in 1940, the people of Coventry set about rebuilding it as sign of faith, trust and hope for the future of the world. They succeeded. We produced an official Christmas cover for the rebuilt Cathedral's 40th Anniversary. The avant-garde design has made this one of our most collected pieces. In fact, it is Cath Buckingham's favourite design.
Coventry Cathedral, also known as St Michael's Cathedral, is the seat of the Bishop of Coventry and the Diocese of Coventry, in Coventry, West Midlands, England. The current (9th) bishop is Christopher Cocksworth and the current Dean is John Witcombe.
The city has had three cathedrals. The first was St Mary's, a monastic building, only a few ruins of which remain. The second was St Michael's, a 14th-century Gothic church later designated cathedral, that remains a ruined shell after its bombing during the Second World War. The third is the new St Michael's Cathedral, built after the destruction of the former.
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