West Orchard URC

West Orchard URC is located in the suburb of Styvechale to the south of Coventry city centre.

About this church

Originally built in Coventry city centre in 1776, West Orchard 'chapel' as it was then known was destroyed during the blitz of 1940/41, but rebuilt and consecrated on its present site in a southern suburb of the city on 16th October 1947. Today a ‘blue national heritage plaque’ marks the original church site in the West Orchards shopping mall in the city centre.

It is a relatively new building and has interesting small stained glass panels depicting the trades historically followed in the city.

Its main architectural interest comes from small stained glass panels which depict some of the historic trades in Coventry such as making cycles and book binding.

Key Features

  • Spectacular stained glass

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • Car park at church
  • On street parking at church
  • Accessible toilets in church
  • Wifi

Upcoming special events at West Orchard URC

Southwell Minster’s popular lunchtime concerts take place at 12.15pm on many Fridays, with performers coming from around the country to perform a wide variety of instrumental and vocal music in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave.

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