by Her Majesty the Queen
On the night of November 14, 1940, the Fourteenth-century Coventry Cathedral was destroyed by enemy action. This morning Her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, visits the ruins with the Provost, the Very Rev. R.T. Howard, before the Service on the site of the new Cathedral.
Order of Ceremony
The National Anthem
Exhortation to Thanksgiving by the Provost of Coventry
Hymn: Through all the changing scenes of life
Lesson: Isaiah 6, vv. 1,4.10; Ephesians 2, vv. 19-22: read by the Vice-chairman of the Joint Council responsible for the Chapel of Unity
Prayers of Blessing by the Lord Bishop of Coventry
Hymn: Christ is made the sure foundation (vv. 1,3,5,)
The laying of the Foundation Stone by Her Majesty the Queen The Blessing of the Stone by His Grace the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury
Hymn: Christ is our corner stone Prayers of Dedication and Supplication
Hymn: Praise to the holiest
Benediction by His Grace the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury
Combined Church Choirs selected from the Diocese of Coventry City of Coventry Band and Coventry Salvation Army
Band conducted by Leonard Tanner
The scene described by Richard Dimbleby.
At the desks: Nan Winton and Peter Haigh
Also appearing Charles Pennethorne Hughes and Elkan Allan
by Gay MacGregor.
Patricia Burke in the "Cafe on the Corner" with Jimmy Bailey at the piano.
Speeches at the Celebrity Awards Lunch of the Variety Club of Great Britain.
Diana Dors, Peter Saunders, Kenneth More, Wilfrid Hyde White, Ian Carmichael,
Donna Reed, Tommy Trinder, Mike Frankovitch.
Chief Barker: Nat Cohen
(A BBC Telerecording)
Let's Go Skating
Outside Broadcast Cameras visit the Southampton Ice Rink and Sports Arena.
The Gordon Honour: 6 - The Diving Bell Candlestick
Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
Writer/producer (The Gordon Honour):
Events, comments, people including Jacqueline Mackenzie.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.
Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party.
The Rt. Hon. Hugh Dalton, M.P., The Rt. Hon. George Brown, M.P., Anthony Greenwood, M.P., James Callaghan, M.P.
Chairman, Herbert Bowden, C.B.E., M.P.
The Rt. Hon. Hugh
The Rt. Hon. George
[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen
A preview of some of your programmes for tomorrow and Sunday.
Wilfred Pickles invites you to ask for the things you would like to see.
by Charlotte Bronte.
Adapted for television by Constance Cox and Ian Dallas.
[Starring] Stanley Baker and Daphne Slater
featuring Elton Hayes and Frieda Hall.
by Her Majesty the Queen
(A BBC telerecording of part of this morning's ceremony)
The Weather and Close Down