The Minster is open for public worship. The next service which requires booking is:
Friday 16 April
A special Evensong including prayers for His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was held on the afternoon of Friday 16 April.
This is available to view on our YouTube channel until Friday 23 April >>
Welcome to Southwell Minster
We are delighted to have welcomed people back into the Minster building for public worship, from Sunday 21 March.
We will also welcome people who wish to come in for personal prayer and reflection during a limited time each day (12pm-3pm) and there will be a service of Holy Communion at 1.15pm (Mon-Sat). We plan to be open to all general visitors from 17 May.
Plans are of course subject to any further changes in Government guidance, or to further decisions that the Chapter might make in response to changing circumstances locally. Please click here for more information on the proposed reopening.
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.
The Cathedral shop is also closed, but our online shop remains open.
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
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