Friday 14th September 2018
The event concluded with the blessing of traditional foods which were then distributed by the Godiva Sisters
May God, who is giver of all good things bless the food and those who have prepared it for us. As we share and eat with friends and neighbours of other cultures and faith traditions, may our celebration of the Godiva Sisters today touch hearts and inspire hope of a better world where everone can live in peace.
Thanks be to God
Link to photographs of Peace Runners arriving in Coventry during this years Rising Global Peace Forum event at Coventry Cathedral
Lady Godiva with Cllr John Blundell Lord Mayor of Coventry @jahnblundell and Mike Hardy chair of RISING @mikehardy Also The Very Revd John Witcombe Dean of Coventry @deancov
Cathedral Quarter, Coventry City Centre, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1
Ordinary Women doing Extraordinary things come with us as we uncover, acknowledge and reveal the trailblazing women behind the legends enabling other people to walk in their footsteps and develop new paths
Unique chance to meet and celebrate with Lady Godiva, Countess of Mercia. Come and join our celebration in the historic Cathedral Quarter in the Heart of Coventry.
Friday September 14th will celebrate not only Godiva and her Sisters,Dame Goodyver’s Daye;but this year we will uncover, acknowledge and reveal the women behind the legends. A traditional feast day given by the Guild of Cappers and Feltmakers many centuries ago and revived by Coventry’s official Lady Godiva Pru Porretta MBE who believes that Lady Godiva is as important a figure today as she has ever been,
See,hear and admire the stories that make Coventry what it is today celebrating Ordinary women who have done extraordinary things Godiva Sisters in their beautiful costumes some medieval and others traditional
Join in and hear music, song and dance performances with adults and children from all around the world.
Meet Godiva and her sisters: heroes in their own cultural, ethnic or religious traditions, characters both ancient and modern, whose lives have inspired and still inspire today through their own individual stories which connect to the story of Godiva
Enjoy tastes of traditional Coventry God cakes, Irish soda bread, Asian, African, Malaysian and Serbian treats.
The Godiva Trust helps a new generation of women from Coventry’s diverse cultures better relate and reinterpret our heritage celebration with a unique identity, and underpins the City’s International role as a Centre for Peace and Reconciliation.
Friday 14 September: 10.30 am – 12.00
No booking required
Contact for the day: Pru Porretta
Cathedral Quarter, Broadgate, Priory Visitor Centre, Cathedral Ruins: all in the heart of Coventry.
Please follow link to see photographs taken at the concert which took place at St John the Baptist Church Coventry. The pianist was Varvara Maggs
link to photographs of:
Godiva Woman of Achievement Awards http://bit.ly/2Ij1r84
Celebrating 100 years since woman got the vote http://bit.ly/2Ege2uy
Rotary Christmas Tree Festival in Holy Trinity 2017 http://bit.ly/2j43AJm
Fund raising event at Earlsdon Park http://bit.ly/2qFS8J4
On a cold but sunny day, except for when it hailed, pupils from three local school built bird boxes with the help of Lady Godiva
Follow the link to see the photographs http://bit.ly/2nwJtq3
As part of the Coventry Peace Festival – Petals for Peace – at the Hope Centre http://bit.ly/2A5tTZQ