Presentation of Queens Award for Voluntary Service

The Lord Mayor, Councillor John Blundell invited us

To a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Presentation

to Godiva Trust

by Ms Ursula Russell MBE DL

Deputy Lieutenant for the West Midlands


on Wednesday 26th September 2018

at St Mary’s Guildhall, Bayley Lane, Coventry

Followup meeting for those groups who work in the City of Coventry



Godiva Dame Goodyver’s Day 2018

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

Ordinary Women who do Extraordinary things – Legend and reality Godiva – Dame Goodyvers Daye

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.

Opening Times
Friday 14 September: 10.30 am – 12.00
Booking Details
No booking required

Additional Information
Contact for the day: Pru Porretta
Cathedral Quarter, Broadgate, Priory Visitor Centre, Cathedral Ruins: all in the heart of Coventry.