Contact Us

Please be aware that our phoneline is currently down and engineers are due on site shortly. If you need to contact us urgently, please email one of the people below.


Head Verger
If you need to speak to a Verger urgently please call 01636 817290:


General Queries

Music and Liturgy (including Pew News) 

Pastoral Matters

Canon Precentor –
The Dean –
If you need to speak to a member of the clergy about an urgent pastoral matter please call: 01636 812593

Website & Social Media

Please be aware that with limited staff it may take longer than usual for us to respond to you.

Our Address

Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0HD

Ask about holding a wedding or baptism at Southwell Minster

Please contact the Canon Pastor's PA, Mrs Nikki Smith.  Email: or telephone: 01636 812649

Book a guided tour of Southwell Minster
Tours of Southwell Minster, with a trained Steward, can be pre-booked via Mrs Nikki Smith in the Minster Office 01636 812649.  Please see the Plan your Visit pages for further information. If a number of visitors are coming informally and do not wish a guide, we still urge you to contact Mrs Smith to make sure there is no event, or rehearsal, in the Minster that might clash with and detract from your planned visit.  An excellent audio tour is available for individual visitors to hire from the information desk.
Ask about hiring Minster premises

Our historic State Chamber/Great Hall, Trebeck Hall and meeting room are all available for hire.  Please contact Mrs Smith, Email: or telephone: 01636 812649

Ask about holding a concert, special event or service

Please contact the Dean's PA, Mrs Rachel Doe. Email: or telephone: 01636 817282

Press enquiries

Please contact Jane Wyles, Press Officer.  Email: or telephone: 01636 817243 / 07854 397950

How to Find Us

Southwell is 9 miles from Newark, 15 miles from Nottingham, 35 miles from Leicester, 13 miles from Mansfield.

By Road

We are 8 miles from Newark on the A612, 12 miles from Nottingham.

The A1 is convenient to reach Southwell; leave at the Newark junction with the A46 and take the A46 toward Nottingham. At the roundabout leave at the third exit onto the A617 toward Mansfield and Southwell. Having passed through Kelham, turn left onto the A612 signposted to Southwell.

From the M1 south, leave at junction 21A and join the A46 toward Newark; at the roundabout with the B6166 remain on the A46. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A617 toward Mansfield and Southwell. Having passed through Kelham, turn left onto the A612 sign-posted to Southwell.

From the M1 north, leave at junction 29 and join the A617 toward Mansfield; at Mansfield, continue on the A617 in the direction of Newark; after ten minutes signposts to Southwell will direct you.

You can find Southwell Minster on Google Maps here.

If using ‘SatNav,’ our postcode is NG25 0HD

There is a public car-park on Church Street, opposite the Minster. The first two hours are free – but you will need to get a ticket and display it. (There are other public car-parks and these are signposted). This mas shows car park locations. Southwell-Town-map-parking
By Rail

Newark Northgate on the main East Coast line from London, King’s Cross. The Minster is a ten minute taxi ride from the station. National Rail Enquiry Line: 08457 48 49 50 or online at

By Bus

Number 26 bus service from King Street, Nottingham, every 30 minutes in the day-time

26 Timetable PDF

28 and 29 from Newark and Mansfield

It has come to our attention that the Stagecoach number 28 bus service from Mansfield to Newark (via Southwell) is removing its services on Sundays commencing from week beginning Monday 4th August.  For details, visit:

Stagecoach Timetable 28/29 From Newark/Mansfield

Stagecoach Timetable 28/29 From Mansfield/Newark

Stagecoach Timetable 27x 28 28b PDF

Cathedral Security

The Cathedral takes the security of its visitors and worshippers very seriously. From time to time there will be security checks and fire drills. Thank you for your patience.