The Minster is open for public worship. The next services which requires booking are:
16th May 2021 10:00am in Minster & live-streamed online. Book your place.
16th May 2021 3:30pm in Minster & live-streamed online. Book your place.
Welcome to Southwell Minster
We are delighted to be reopening our doors for general visiting as well as worship on Monday 17 May, when our new opening times will be 11am – 3pm daily. Please remember the “Rule of Six / Two households” rule applies and visitors must wear a mask when inside the Minster, unless medically exempt from doing so. We are keeping opening times under review and hope to extend them further after 21 June.
We look forward to welcoming you back and invite you to visit The Leaves of the Trees exhibition in the Sanctuary which runs until 6 June.
Our worship continues, and will continue online – please join us for one of our online services if you cannot make it to a service.
We are committed to being there for our community. If you would value prayer, for yourself or someone else, we would be delighted to pray for you. Please click here for more information.
Booking for Christmas Services
The random draw for places at our most popular services (the Cathedral Carol Services on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 December, the Eucharist of Christmas Night, and the Cathedral Eucharist on Christmas Day at 10.00am) has now closed and all participants have been contacted. If you entered the draw and have not received the results, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking will still be essential for most of our Christmas services as numbers are limited by Covid-19 restrictions. View the full services calendar.
Christmas Services Online
Follow the links below to join us online. After broadcast, these services will be available throughout Advent and Christmas. These services are also available on the Southwell Minster Youtube channel.
- Advent Carol Service online: 5.30pm Saturday 5 December: available until midnight Christmas Eve
- Cathedral Carol Service online: 7.00pm Monday 21 December: available until 11pm on Wednesday 6 January
- Christmas Day Cathedral Eucharist online: 10.00am 25 December
- Epiphany Cathedral Eucharist online: 7.00pm 6 January
Welcome to Southwell Minster
This message from the Dean was recorded before the current pandemic.
Events and Activities
The Leaves of the Trees Installation @ The Quire
11 May – 6 June 2021
The Leaves of the Trees is a reflective memorial to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. A simple but moving artwork creating a moment of connection and calm, this thought-provoking installation comes to Southwell Minster. Find out more >>
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.
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 email@example.com