We welcome the publication of the Government's Covid-19 Winter Plan, detailing that places of worship will be permitted to reopen for public worship from 2nd December.
Until then, the Cathedral remains open for private prayer and reflection daily (11.00am-3.00pm) and daily worship continues online (view more details).
Booking for Christmas Services
Because numbers at services are currently limited, we have decided to operate a random draw as the fairest way of allocating places at the Cathedral Carol Services (Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 December), the Eucharist of Christmas Night, and the Cathedral Eucharist on Christmas Day (at 10.00am). Applications for the draw open on Friday 27 November and close at midday on Tuesday 8 December. A link to enter the draw will appear here on Friday 27 November.
We welcome the publication of the Government's Covid-19 Winter Plan, detailing that places of worship will be permitted to reopen for public worship from 2nd December. Until then, the Cathedral remains open for private prayer and reflection daily (11.00am-3.00pm) and daily worship continues online (view more details).
Please note that the wearing of face coverings is mandatory in all places of worship, so please bring one with you, if you come to pray, unless you have a valid medical reason for not wearing one. Thank you.
Message from Dean Nicola
The Minster’s doors are now open every day between 11.00 and 3.00 for visitors and for private prayer. We look forward to welcoming you into the ancient holy place, where many generations of people have found peace and space for reflection. Most of the cathedral is accessible to visitors, though our Chapter House is currently closed for works as part of our ongoing Leaves project. All necessary guidance and advice has been followed to maintain social distancing and hygiene measures. We ask all who come to observe and follow the signage, so staff and visitors feel safe.
We are also open for worship.
On Saturdays we have Evensong at 4pm, and on Sundays, there will be a Eucharist (a service of Holy Communion) at 10am, and Evensong at 3pm (please note there will not be an Evensong on Sunday 11 October). We have introduced a booking system to enable us to welcome people back to worship as safely as possible – Find out more on the Attending a Service page. Please check this page or sign up to our mailing list (via the form at the bottom of every page) for news of further developments coming soon, including midweek services in the Minster.
There is also a short service of Holy Communion every day Monday–Saturday at 1.15pm. There is no need to book for this service; please come and join us.
Please note that the wearing of face coverings is now mandatory in all places of worship, so please bring one with you, whether you come to a service or to visit, unless you have a valid medical reason for not wearing one. Thank you.
Welcome to Southwell Minster
This message from the Dean was recorded earlier in 2020, before the temporary closure of the Minster.
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.
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