Hopeful Words/Hurting World – Bible Seminar – Joel

Hopeful Words/Hurting World – Bible Seminar – Joel

October 1, 2020

In September 2020, Southwell Minster began a new collaboration with our diocesan School of Discipleship: Hopeful Words/Hurting World. As a monthly bible seminar (Sunday evenings) led by The Revd James Halstead, based around the Minor Prophets and exploring some of the big themes and challenges arising from Covid/lockdown, we hope this will provide an opportunity … Read More

A survey from The Association of English Cathedrals

A survey from The Association of English Cathedrals

September 24, 2020

The Association of English Cathedrals have created a survey to assess the impact on people’s lives of the closure of our church buildings and would like to offer you all the chance to tell your story. For more information and to take the survey, please click here

Southwell Minster Choir returns

Southwell Minster Choir returns

September 18, 2020

Following months of silence, the Choir of Southwell Minster is back singing once again. Singing returned to services on Sunday 13th September, with the six professional lay clerks providing choral music for Eucharist and Evensong. The boy and girl choristers returned to rehearsals the following Thursday, and Saturday Evensong is sung for the first time … Read More

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)

September 17, 2020

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held in The Nave on Sunday 18 of October at 4.15 pm For the following business: Election of Churchwardens for 2020-2021 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 2019 To … Read More

Evensong returns – this Saturday

Evensong returns – this Saturday

September 16, 2020

Evensong returns this Saturday at 4pm after 27 long weeks! Booking is not needed but face masks MUST be worn (unless you have a medical reason not to). We will be singing: ‘Tallis – The Dorian Service’, and ‘Tallis – Te lucis ante terminum’, alongside plainsong psalmody. Join us for this peaceful service – perfect … Read More

Fairtrade Church

Fairtrade Church

September 15, 2020

We are delighted to announce that the Fairtrade Foundation has bestowed upon us the title of Fairtrade Church. Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the … Read More

Singing returns to Southwell Minster

Singing returns to Southwell Minster

September 8, 2020

We are delighted to announce, that after an absence of 180 days, sung services will resume in Southwell Minster on Sunday 13 September. The Lay Clerks will sing for Eucharist and Evensong, and from Saturday 19 September will add in Saturday Evensongs as part of a gradual return to singing. Among the first things to … Read More

Tripadvisor award

Tripadvisor award

September 3, 2020

We were delighted to receive the wonderful news that Southwell Minster has recently been recognised by Tripadvisor with a ‘Travellers’ Choice 2020′ award. To gain this praise from such a prestigious and trusted organisation such as Tripadvisor, who are known and respected all around the world, is a real honour. The awards were based on … Read More

Job Vacancy – Gardener

Job Vacancy – Gardener

September 1, 2020

An exciting opportunity exists to appoint a passionate gardener to care for and develop the beautiful grounds surrounding the Minster. This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and creative person to take charge of this exceptional environment. (21 hours per week) Pro Rata Salary £13,442 Closing date: 9am Monday 21 September 2020 Interviews: Friday … Read More

Minster closed this weekend for Ordinations

Minster closed this weekend for Ordinations

September 1, 2020

The Minster will be closed to the public all weekend (26-27 September) for Ordinations, with the exception of the 10am Eucharist on Sunday 27 September, which will still go ahead. We thank you for your understanding   This year’s ordinations, delayed from the summer, will take place in a series of nine services next weekend, … Read More

Surprise Southwell Music Festival performance

Surprise Southwell Music Festival performance

August 28, 2020

As we all know, this year’s Southwell Music Festival (SMF) was cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation. However – “the show must go on” as they say, and so our friends at SMF worked with us to ensure we could give you something. So we are delighted to share with you the ultimate socially distanced … Read More

Season of Creation

Season of Creation

August 27, 2020

The period between 1 September and 4 October (the Feast of St Francis of Assisi) is increasingly kept by many denominations as a ‘Season of Creation’ or ‘Creationtide’, when we reflect and commit to action on environmental issues. Southwell Minster will be celebrating the season of Creationtide with three special services, launching on Sunday 13 … Read More

Green Man Competition

Green Man Competition

August 27, 2020

Calling All Crafters The Education Department at Southwell Minster would like a collection of knitted/sewn/felted/crocheted Green Men or Women (inspired by the Chapter House carvings) for use in education and outreach as part of the National Lottery Heritage funded ‘Leaves of Southwell’ conservation project. We will be awarding two top prizes, judged by local children, … Read More

Chapter House tours with the professionals

Chapter House tours with the professionals

August 20, 2020

Next Thursday (27th August), Cathedral Archaeologist Philip Dixon and Croft, the contractors for the Chapter House Works, have set aside a day 10am-4pm to accompany groups into the Chapter House to view the work so far and to discuss what has been found as the floor is lifted. As this is a restricted site at … Read More

Ride + Stride 2020

Ride + Stride 2020

August 20, 2020

Ride + Stride is back for 2020 albeit a little differently this year. . Please check out http://nottshistoricchurchtrust.org.uk/rideandstride/ Get on your bike, visit some beautiful churches and raise some money for your local church

Christian Aid 2020

Christian Aid 2020

August 19, 2020

Due to the drastic reduction in funds received during Christian Aid week nationally this year – down by 50% – the local group has decided to launch another fundraising event. For the whole of September and during part of the ‘Season of Creation’, supporters from Southwell and local villages will be walking, running and cycling The … Read More

Frances Provost fundraising for SMCA – update

Frances Provost fundraising for SMCA – update

August 13, 2020

Can you help?   Frances Provost, mother of Paul Provost (Rector Chori here at Southwell Minster) is raising money for the Southwell Minster Choir Association. Frances suffered a devastating stroke just before Christmas last year, leaving her paralyzed for a while and a long road to recovery ahead of her.   With the knowledge that … Read More

Organ recital series

Organ recital series

August 13, 2020

Just because you can’t come to the organ recitals doesn’t mean we can’t bring the organ recitals to you. Earlier in the year it was decided to cancel all organ recitals due to the COVID-19 situation, so we’ve decided to record a weekly (mostly) series, with Paul Provost, Rector Chori at Southwell Minster taking up … Read More

Face coverings must be worn

Face coverings must be worn

August 10, 2020

As of Saturday 8 August, it is now a legal requirement to wear a face covering in 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 not to wear one. We are serious in our commitment to keeping you … Read More

East End of Church Reopens

East End of Church Reopens

July 27, 2020

We are delighted to reopen the East End of the church where, as with the rest of the church, COVID-safety measures are in place. Details of these safety measures can be found on the noticeboard outside the entrance (north door). Hand sanitiser will be provided so please use on entry and exit. Our world-famous Chapter … Read More

We’re Good to Go!

We’re Good to Go!

July 16, 2020

Southwell Minster has received its We’re Good To Go Industry Standard certificate from VisitEngland, in recognition that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and have a risk assessment in place, as well as a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. The Cathedral is now open for public worship as well as … Read More

Martha Wins Choral Outreach Lyric Competition

Martha Wins Choral Outreach Lyric Competition

July 16, 2020

Martha, a year 9 pupil at The Minster School, Southwell, has won a competition to write the lyrics for a song celebrating the famous ‘Leaves of Southwell’ stone carvings at Southwell Minster. Working with the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Southwell Minster is currently engaged on a project to preserve, protect and interpret afresh the famous … Read More

Covid-19 Update from the Dean, Friday 12 June 2020

Covid-19 Update from the Dean, Friday 12 June 2020

June 12, 2020

August Update: Please note that the wearing of face coverings is now mandatory in all places of worship, so please bring a mask or other face covering with you unless you have a valid medical reason for not wearing one. In a surprise announcement, last Saturday at 10.00pm the Government issued permission for places of … Read More

Minster Roof Works to Resume

Minster Roof Works to Resume

May 1, 2020

Heritage Conservation Restoration will be resuming work on the Minster Roof from Monday 4 May. Their team will be working to the Site Operating Procedures published by the Construction Leadership Council. These align with the latest advice from Public Health England and are enforced by the Health and Safety Executive. The procedures contain guidance on … Read More

Big Picnic for Hope on Friday 8 May

Big Picnic for Hope on Friday 8 May

May 1, 2020

The Big Picnic for Hope, in aid of the Trussell Trust, is an opportunity for your household to be part of a virtual get-together, to help honour heroes past and present. Many of us would have been commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8 May. Families and friends would have been gathering for … Read More

Easter Gardens

Easter Gardens

April 24, 2020

We weren’t able to make an Easter Garden this year at Southwell Minster so we asked people to make one at home in the garden, on the patio, near front door or on the window sill… Thank you for sending in your photographs which are shown below. Images left to right are from: The Dean … Read More

Update on COVID-19. The Minster is currently closed

Update on COVID-19. The Minster is currently closed

April 16, 2020

Southwell Minster, The Archbishop’s Palace and gardens, the Cathedral Shop and the Refectory are all closed until further notice. UPDATE:16 April 2020 As Coronavirus crisis continues to escalate across our nation, we are becoming increasingly aware of the financial pressures being placed upon us as our sources of income start to reduce. Our first concern … Read More

Holy Week and Easter at home with Southwell Minster

Holy Week and Easter at home with Southwell Minster

April 2, 2020

Join us this Holy Week and Easter for worship at our new Worship Online page. Separated by distance, we are united in Christ as we retell the story that changes everything, and as we celebrate the good news that we all need to hear – now more than ever. Palm Sunday (5 April) 10.30am: EUCHARIST … Read More

Prayer Resources

Prayer Resources

March 29, 2020

In this difficult time, please find below a range of prayer resources including a Worship at Home booklet.   Music These are some of the choral pieces that would have been sung over the next two weeks at the Minster. Click here for a translation of the texts, all of which are in Latin. The … Read More

Sunday Eucharist to be broadcast online

Sunday Eucharist to be broadcast online

March 20, 2020

Although public worship has been suspended that doesn’t mean you can’t worship from home. So join us online on Sunday from 10.30am for a simple service of Holy Communion, with a short address by Dean Nicola & music sung by our Lay Clerks. The service will be broadcast on the Minster website and will continue … Read More

Prayer and Reflection

Prayer and Reflection

March 17, 2020

We understand that these are unprecedented, uncertain times and that many of you will feel distressed about the thought of not being able to come to services after the recent news that these will be suspended across the country until further notice. However, that doesn’t mean that prayer and reflection must stop; far from it. … Read More

Farewell Service to the Bishop of Sherwood – postponed

Farewell Service to the Bishop of Sherwood – postponed

March 16, 2020

Following the government directive concerning COVID-19,  and the subsequent decision by the Church of England to suspend services, it is with regret that Bishop Paul and Dean Nicola have confirmed that the Farewell Service for Bishop Tony and Lucille on Sunday afternoon has been postponed.  However, there will be a livestreamed interview with Bishop Tony … Read More

Calling all crafters!!!

Calling all crafters!!!

March 2, 2020

The Education Department at Southwell Minster would like a collection of knitted/crocheted/sewn/felted Green Men or Women (inspired by the Minster’s Chapter House carvings) for use in education visits to the cathedral and for outreach as part of the Lottery funded ‘Leaves’ conservation project. We will be awarding prizes (judged by local children) for 3 entries … Read More

Almost £600 raised for our choirs through Co-op scheme

Almost £600 raised for our choirs through Co-op scheme

March 2, 2020

Since Southwell Minster Choir Association (SMCA) became a Co-op charity, almost £600 has been raised for them! If you’re a Co-op member, 1% of what you spend on selected Co-op branded products and services goes to support local causes through their Local Community Fund. By picking our choir association as your preferred Co-op charity, every … Read More

Pancake Day Fun at Southwell Minster

Pancake Day Fun at Southwell Minster

February 26, 2020

Pancake Day was a flipping success at Southwell Minster as choristers and clergy raced each other up and down the nave with frying pans. The pancake-tossing fun was captured by the BBC and the Dean, the Very Revd Nicola Sullivan, commented that it was great for the choristers to see the clergy in a different … Read More

Makers and Shapers of the Leaves of Southwell

Makers and Shapers of the Leaves of Southwell

February 25, 2020

The Leaves of Southwell Conference is almost upon us! Have you booked your place yet? This day promises to be insightful and full of new things to learn about the Chapter House and other foliate carvings in Southwell Minster: stone carver and mason Paul Ellis will share his perspective on the Leaves; Chris Brook explains … Read More

Lent and Ash Wednesday at Southwell Minster

Lent and Ash Wednesday at Southwell Minster

February 25, 2020

All are most welcome to any of our Ash Wednesday services – why not refresh yourself during your lunch break and come to the Holy Communion & Imposition of Ashes at 1.15pm , or experience the tranquility of the 5.30pm Evensong after a long day at work? The full list of services is below. During … Read More

Prayers for the recent storms and floods

Prayers for the recent storms and floods

February 20, 2020

Saturday 22 February at noon in the Nave. Dean Nicola will lead brief prayers for all affected locally and across the UK by the recent storms and floods. Please come and show your support.