It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. In response to this news: The union flag is now flying at half mast, and will remain … Read More
Drainage improvements to Church Street will be commencing on Monday 26 April. As such, parking restrictions and two-way traffic lights will be in place between the hours of 7.30am-5pm for approximately six weeks.
We will be ringing our bells today from 11.55am for 5 minutes to mark one year since the first national lockdown began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join us this Holy Week and Easter, as we celebrate the events at the heart of the Christian faith – of the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Framework 20th anniversary service
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held in The Nave on Tuesday 27 April at 7.30 pm For the following business: Election of Churchwardens for 2021-2022 Representatives to serve on the Deanery Synod for three years Report from the Electoral Roll Officer To receive and consider the annual audited accounts for 2020 To receive … Read More
Check out our Easter gift selection at The Cathedral Shop
Join us as we follow the Good Friday trail around the Minster grounds. Suitable for all ages.
Return of Public Worship in the Minster
A message on the plans for reopening the Minster.
Have you taken a beautiful shot of nature during lockdown? If so, why not enter our new competition and you could win yourself a great prize. Click on the photo for more.
New Lay members of Southwell Cathedral Chapter …could it be you?
Starting on 28 February, we have three Sunday Online Eucharists which include brand new music composed by three of our own musicians. The Mass Setting for each of these services, which comprises the core musical content, has been written in response to a call for more music performable by just altos, tenors, and basses. These … Read More
What are you doing on Saturday March 27th? Why not join thousands of others all over the country in combining your daily exercise with raising some money to help end poverty and destitution in the UK.
Please visit the Fairtrade section of our online shop, where you’ll find gifts and crafts from many countries – and support this very important work.
Join us for our online Lent course, includes reflection, Compline and time for an optional discussion afterwards.
Ash Wednesday – Wednesday 17 February is Ash Wednesday, another significant date in the Church’s year, and another occasion on which we will miss being together for our usual pattern of worship. However, we will be marking the day with a series of outdoor and online services. At both outdoor services, the imposition of ashes … Read More
We’ve got lots of things planned over the next few months, from art installations to outdoor theatre to plant fairs, there’s something here for everybody.
Church Action on Poverty – Sunday 21 February. Find out what you can do to help
The Leaves of the Trees is a reflective memorial to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. A simple but moving artwork creating a moment of connection and calm, this thought-provoking installation comes to Southwell Minster.
A poem inspired by the ‘Green Men’ of Southwell Minster’s stunning Chapter House.
Southwell Minster will be accepting a special installation during Lent 2021 (Covid-restrictions allowing).
The sculpture reflects the place for sorrow of our world, whilst calling to mind the suffering of Christ.
Join us this half term from 12-18 February for some pancake designing fun! Create your own fantastic face inspired by the faces in Southwell Minster by decorating your pancake this Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day with fruit and other toppings. Can you make a Green Man or even a Master Mason? Email us or share your efforts on social media – don’t forget to tag us in!
Please note the footpath outside The Refectory is closed until further notice. Entry to the Minster grounds can still be made via the other Church Street entrances and the West Walk on Westgate. The entrances at both the West Walk and Vicars’ Court are wheelchair accessible.
Each year from 18–25 January, Christians are invited to pray for the unity of God’s Church; 25 January is the date when many Christians give thanks for the conversion of St Paul. You can find out more about this special week below, and details of each individual day can be found on our Spiritual Resources … Read More
The Chapter has made the difficult and sad decision to close the Cathedral for public worship and private prayer from Saturday 16 January. This is a critical time for containing the spread of the new variant of the virus. Our staff have carefully complied in making the Cathedral ‘Covid-secure’, but at this stage of the … Read More
We continue to monitor the situation both nationally and locally and recognise that we may be asked to close for public worship if current restrictions are tightened. The Minster remains open for public worship and private prayer for the present, but, in line with the Government guidance to avoid large gatherings of any kind, we … Read More
The Leaves of Southwell project presents: Nikolaus Pevsner: A Life in Exile and the Leaves of Southwell a talk by Dr Helen Bates 26 January 2021 2.00pm on Microsoft Teams On the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day 2021, we reflect on the life of Nikolaus Pevsner, author of The Leaves of Southwell, the context of his … Read More
An exciting opportunity exists to appoint our next Organ Scholar from September 2021; come and be a vital part of a happy Music Department in a vibrant and friendly community. For more information and how to apply, please visit https://www.southwellminster.org/about-us/vacancies/
Details on services over the coming days and weeks can be found here
We’re delighted to announce that five new Canons are to be welcomed to Southwell Minster in Spring 2021. The new Honorary Canons have been appointed by Bishop Paul to serve as Honorary Canons of the Cathedral Church of Southwell Minister. They will be – – The Revd Angela Fletcher, Vicar of Warsop with Sookholme and … Read More
The Leaves of Southwell Project presents: A talk by Professor Chris Brooke 12th January 2021 2.00pm on Microsoft Teams Although the carvings in the Chapter House are now devoid of any colour beyond the that of the natural stone there is ample evidence elsewhere that carving of this period would have been richly decorated with colour. … Read More
For many people, nature is a place of solace and filled with a lifetime of memories. As this year has been one of uncertainty, the team at Southwell Minster decided to reflect on how important nature is to us. This initiative is part of the ‘Leaves of Southwell’ project, part-funded by the National Heritage Lottery … Read More
Despite the poor weather, over 350 people joined us for our Christingle trail, in conjunction with The Children’s Society, over the first two weekends of December. The Very Reverend Nicola Sullivan, Dean of Southwell, said: “Christingle is all about the light of Jesus shining in the darkness, and this year it has been wonderful to … Read More
In normal times, as part of our busy Advent season of services and concerts, the Minster would now be preparing for a busy carol service to support the work of the charity Framework. Sadly that service, in common with so much else, will not be taking places this year in its usual way. However, we … Read More
This inspirational prayer installation, consisting of four six-foot-high illuminated letters spelling the word HOPE, has been touring English cathedrals for the past year, and arrived with us in Southwell today, 8 December, and will stay in place until the new year. It is situated in the High Altar sanctuary, and provides an opportunity to reflect … Read More
Starting this Sunday, 13 December at 11am, Notts TV will be showing a regular Sunday Service from different churches across the region. And first up is our very own Advent Carol Service, with readings and carols, sung by our Cathedral Choir. The broadcast can be watched on Freeview Channel 7 or Virgin 159
2 December update: We are delighted to be open for public worship, in line with Government guidance. Please visit our Services Calendar page for up-to-date information on all services. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southwell Minster. Please note that the wearing of face coverings is mandatory in all places of worship, so please bring one … Read More
We are delighted today to launch our first ever musical advent calendar, showcasing the talents of our wonderful musicians here at Southwell Minster. Please take a look here and don’t forget to come back every day for a new video.