Following the Government announcement on Monday 23 March, all Church of England cathedrals and churches are closed. While for the previous week the Minster had remained open for private prayer with the clergy maintaining the daily pattern of Morning and Evening prayer and Eucharist, this concession was suspended for an indefinite period in the escalating threat of the virus spreading. The Chapter is committed to care for Minster staff, the community and the public during the current national emergency to ‘Stay Safe, Protect the NHS, Save Lives’. The Minster Centre, Archbishop's Palace and gardens, Shop and Refectory are all also closed. All events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice.

Although our building is closed, we continue to pray from our hearts and homes and have developed a new Worship Online area of our website to help people connect for worship and fellowship. Please click the button below to see more

Tuesday of Holy Week

7:30pm: Compline

With an address by the Canon Precentor

Please do join in at home as you are comfortably able: you may wish to stand, sit and kneel as you normally would in church (we have included instructions for posture in the order of service for this reason), and/or to speak and sing along with the congregational elements of the service.

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Order of Service

Holy Week Compline 2020


A Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent by The Very Reverend Nicola Sullivan

To read the Homily please click here

Welcome to Southwell Minster

This message from the Dean was recorded earlier in 2020, before the temporary closure of the Minster.

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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
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