Welcome to Southwell Minster
For more than 900 years Southwell Minster has been opening its doors to welcome visitors, pilgrims and worshippers. We have placed hospitality in the name of Jesus Christ as being at the heart of what we want to offer the 100,000, or so, people, who come in a typical year. As well as being a beautiful and fascinating historic building, Southwell Minster is a community of clergy, other workers and many worshippers, contributing to the public life and private lives of the town and the whole diocese.
We are delighted that the Chapter House has reopened, after the installation of a new cantilever lift which provides full access to this glorious part of the Minster.
The Minster’s worshipping community extends beyond the doors of the building, across the diocese and beyond. Our Sunday worship continues online – please join us for one of our live-streamed services if you cannot make it in person.
During the Southwell Music Festival in late August, access to the following parts of the Minster and grounds at the allotted times will be for ticket holders only. All other areas of the cathedral will remain open to visitors. Thank you for your understanding.
Sunday 21 – 28 August: The State Chamber is closed all week
Wednesday 24 August: 12 - 1pm, Nave
Wednesday 24 August: 12 - 2pm, Quire & Chapter House
Wednesday 24 August: 3 - 4.30pm, The Chapter House
Thursday 25 August: 8.30 - 10am, The Chapter House
Thursday 25 August: 12 - 2pm, Nave
Friday 26 August: 8.30 - 10am, The Chapter House
Friday 26 August: 12pm - 2pm, Nave
Saturday 27 August: 12 - 2pm, Nave
Sunday 28 August: 12.30 - 2.30pm The Palace Gardens
Monday 29 August – 1 - 2pm, Nave
Events and Activities
Buy Online at the Cathedral Shop
Enjoy exploring our collection of cathedral and religious gifts. All the profits made from your purchase help us to maintain Southwell Minster for future generations. Thank you for your support. Visit the Shop Front or dive in and choose a selection below.
Monday to Saturday 8.30am – 6.30pm
Sunday 8am – 4.30pm
Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding, please contact:
In the Minster
Vicky Thorpe, Safeguarding Co-ordinator: 01636 817285
In the Diocese
All safeguarding concerns should be directed to the Diocesan Safeguarding team on 01636 817200
during working hours. For non-urgent advice and queries, including DBS advice, please email the safeguarding team at firstname.lastname@example.org