His Royal Highness Prince Philip

His Royal Highness Prince Philip

April 9, 2021

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

National Day of Reflection

National Day of Reflection

March 23, 2021

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.

March 22, 2021

Southwell Minster has backed a plan to help combat climate change.

Holy Week 2021

Holy Week 2021

March 17, 2021

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.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) 2021

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) 2021

March 16, 2021

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

Walking through Good Friday

Walking through Good Friday

March 12, 2021

Join us as we follow the Good Friday trail around the Minster grounds. Suitable for all ages.

Musical world premieres in Southwell!

Musical world premieres in Southwell!

February 26, 2021

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

Online Lent Course

Online Lent Course

February 12, 2021

Join us for our online Lent course, includes reflection, Compline and time for an optional discussion afterwards.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

February 12, 2021

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

Coming soon to Southwell Minster

Coming soon to Southwell Minster

February 10, 2021

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

Church Action on Poverty

February 10, 2021

Church Action on Poverty – Sunday 21 February. Find out what you can do to help

The Leaves of the Trees

The Leaves of the Trees

February 9, 2021

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.

The Green Man poem

The Green Man poem

February 9, 2021

A poem inspired by the ‘Green Men’ of Southwell Minster’s stunning Chapter House.

Suffering Man

Suffering Man

February 8, 2021

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.

Fantastic Faces

Fantastic Faces

February 8, 2021

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!

Footpath closure

Footpath closure

February 2, 2021

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.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

January 19, 2021

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

Update on congregation numbers at Southwell Minster

Update on congregation numbers at Southwell Minster

January 13, 2021

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

Nikolaus Pevsner: A Life in Exile and the Leaves of Southwell

Nikolaus Pevsner: A Life in Exile and the Leaves of Southwell

January 6, 2021

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

Job Vacancy – Organ Scholar

Job Vacancy – Organ Scholar

January 4, 2021

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/ 

New Honorary Canons

New Honorary Canons

December 21, 2020

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

The Leaves of Southwell Project presents: A talk by Professor Chris Brooke

December 17, 2020

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

Memories of Nature Project

Memories of Nature Project

December 16, 2020

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

Christingle Trail enjoyed by over 350

Christingle Trail enjoyed by over 350

December 15, 2020

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

Framework’s online Carol Service

Framework’s online Carol Service

December 14, 2020

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

Wall of Hope

Wall of Hope

December 8, 2020

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

Southwell Minster’s Advent Carol Service to be shown on Notts TV

Southwell Minster’s Advent Carol Service to be shown on Notts TV

December 8, 2020

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

Covid-19 Update from the Dean, 2 December 2020

Covid-19 Update from the Dean, 2 December 2020

December 2, 2020

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

Musical Advent Calendar

Musical Advent Calendar

December 1, 2020

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.