Urban Oases: Chapel of Christ the Servant, Coventry

Beneath an iron crown of thorns suspended from the ceiling, a ring of seats skirts the edge of this unassuming chapel, from which narrow strip windows afford a view on to the outside world from within your own bubble of calm. Tucked off down a short passageway behind the altar, this is perhaps the most private space in the hugely dramatic, beautifully modern New Cathedral.

This snippet was published as part of The Guardian’s Urban Oases supplement, July 2005

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