Christian Service Centre - Hope Coventry

Christian Service Centre - Hope Coventry

The Christian Service Centre is an initiative of a group of Coventry churches with a heart for the city centre. The vision: to work together to provide a Christian service for the people of Coventry according to need as a sign of the love of God in their midst.

The Christian Service Centre is an operational project of Hope Coventry,
Registered charity no: 1155912 Christian Service Centre,
Coventry Cathedral,
1 Hill Top,
Coventry CV1 5AB

The CSC steering group sees itself as heir to the unrealised vision for an ecumenical Christian centre of service to the community which was proposed in 1944 by Bishop Neville Gorton, Cathedral Provost Howard and Revd Leslie Cooke (Warwick Road Congregational church), together with the Chapel of Unity for ecumenical worship. Basil Spence’s plans for the new Cathedral showed a Christian Service Centre building at the opposite end of the Cathedral to the Chapel of Unity. We make use of suitable existing city centre buildings as need arises.

Bardsley Work Club is the first initiative of the Christian Service Centre, offering support to people seeking jobs or training. This was set up, with multidenominational and grant funding, in response to needs identified at the 2013 Coventry Partnership conference, hosted by Coventry churches. The club now operates on Wednesday mornings at Queens Road Baptist Church after two years at Bardsley House, a Cathedral owned building close to the location planned by Spence for the CSC. Further projects in partnership are envisaged to serve the people of Coventry

Ways you can support us



From December 2016, the Chapel of Unity community is hosting a monthly hour of prayer for projects of Christian service across the city, from 4 pm to 5 pm on the first Monday of the month (the second Monday when the first is a Bank Holiday). For details:

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Led by a paid manager, Bardsley Work Club is staffed by volunteers who enjoy the opportunity to serve together. If you have a few hours once a fortnight to give to help people develop computer skills for job searches or write CVs and job applications or simply to offer a welcoming tea or coffee and a listening ear then contact the Work Club Manager, Ros Johnson.

Text or phone: 07723 055736


Your donation will help this project to develop. Bank transfer to: Hope Coventry CSC Sort code: 40-18-17 Ac. No: 84157877 Cheque payable to Hope Coventry CSC to The Treasurer, Christian Service Centre, Coventry Cathedral, 1,Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB

Christian Service Centre contact Email:

Phone: 02476 521230

Hope Coventry
c/o Hope Centre,
Vauxhall Street, Coventry, CV1 5LF
Registered charity number 1155912
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