Currently, to attend a Sunday service at Southwell Minster, it is advisable to book a place.
See the Services Calendar for all services in the Cathedral and online →

Message from Dean Nicola

Good to Go CertificateUpdate 31 July 2020

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 Sundays, there will be a Eucharist (a service of Holy Communion) at 10am, and Evening Prayer with Organ Reflections at 3pm. 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.

Worship continues to be offered online as well as in the Minster. Visit our Worship Online page to participate in online services. We would also be delighted to receive any prayer requests to be included in our daily Morning Prayer. Please send to

Please send all general enquiries (including about weddings, baptisms and funerals) to

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
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

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About the Leaves of Southwell

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Children and Families

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Worship Online

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