Welcome to Southwell Minster
This year we celebrate the 140th anniversary of Southwell Minster becoming a cathedral! To celebrate we are hosting a special 10-month exhibition, where we explore over 1,000 years of history in 140 objects.
For more than 900 years Southwell Minster has been opening its doors to welcome visitors, pilgrims and worshippers. We have placed hospitality in the name of Jesus Christ as being at the heart of what we want to offer the 100,000, or so, people, who come in a typical year. As well as being a beautiful and fascinating historic building, Southwell Minster is a community of clergy, other workers and many worshippers, contributing to the public life and private lives of the town and the whole diocese.
We are delighted that the Chapter House has reopened, after the installation of a new cantilever lift which provides full access to this glorious part of the Minster.
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome inside the Minster, its grounds and gardens.
The Minster’s worshipping community extends beyond the doors of the building, across the diocese and beyond. Our Sunday worship continues online – please join us for one of our live-streamed services if you cannot make it in person.
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.
Monday to Saturday 8.30am – 6.30pm
Sunday 8am – 4.30pm
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
Penny Turner, Cathedral Safeguarding Officer: 01636 817992
Vicky Thorpe, Safeguarding Co-ordinator: 01636 817200
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 firstname.lastname@example.org