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.

Quest for your Favourite Christmas Carols

Quest for your Favourite Christmas Carols

November 30, 2020

Everyone loves Christmas carols. But which do we love the most? Together with our friends at Framework, we invite you to join our quest to find the nation’s favourite carols and raise funds for charity. From now till Thursday 10 December you have the chance to vote for your three favourite carols in return for … Read More

Christmas Services Draw

Christmas Services Draw

November 27, 2020

Would you like to come to a service at the Minster this Christmas? We can’t wait to welcome as many of you as we can, but numbers are limited by Covid-19 restrictions. To reach out as widely and fairly as possible, we are holding a random draw to allocate places at our most popular services: the Cathedral … Read More

Virtual Christmas Craft Fair: 1-21 December

Virtual Christmas Craft Fair: 1-21 December

November 25, 2020

Earlier this year, our popular Winter Craft Fair, scheduled for early November, had to be cancelled due to the current pandemic. However, we had such a response of disappointment, albeit one of understanding, from stallholders and visitors alike that we’ve decided to do something about it and to bring a bit of Christmas cheer at … Read More

Welcome to Rev Dr Michèle Hampson, new Warden at Sacrista

Welcome to Rev Dr Michèle Hampson, new Warden at Sacrista

November 16, 2020

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Rev Dr Michèle Hampson, Warden at Sacrista Prebend Retreat House. Michèle was ordained deacon in 2017 and ordained priest in 2018 and is currently completing her curacy at Holy Trinity Lenton and Lenton Priory. She is to be licensed via Zoom on 26 November and we all … Read More

Try the online Cathedral Shop this Christmas

Try the online Cathedral Shop this Christmas

November 16, 2020

We have a range of beautiful new products in stock now at the Cathedral Shop. Purchase by noon on 18 December for delivery in time for Christmas. Delivery and Click & Collect options available. The first 25 customers to make a purchase from today will be given a surprise gift! And, as we all need … Read More

Christmas at Southwell Minster

Christmas at Southwell Minster

November 12, 2020

We warmly welcome you to join us this year for one of our Christmas services. Whether you take part in the Cathedral (restrictions permitting) or online, we hope to be able to provide comfort and joy at the end of this difficult year, as we celebrate the gift of God’s love to the world in … Read More

The Chorister Experience Online

The Chorister Experience Online

November 10, 2020

The Chorister Experience Online Saturday 28 November, 10-10.40am A fun free online session of singing and learning about life as a chorister, for boys and girls aged 6-7. Meet the amazing Minster musicians and current choristers Enjoy interacting with some musical activities A further session for parents will be held at 7pm on Monday 30 … Read More

Christian Aid Virtual Pilgrimage – £3,519 Raised!

Christian Aid Virtual Pilgrimage – £3,519 Raised!

November 9, 2020

The Southwell Churches Together Christian Aid Committee is delighted to report that the virtual Camino de Santiago de Compostela, in which 23 ‘pilgrims’ took part during the ‘Season of Creation’ from September to early October, raised £3,290.21 in sponsorship for the charity. In addition, Halam Church generously donated its Harvest Thanksgiving collection of £229.41. The … Read More

Remembrance Service

Remembrance Service

November 9, 2020

On Sunday 8 November, in the mist and rain, a socially distanced Remembrance Service, including laying of wreaths, was held in the grounds of Southwell Minster, to remember all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. We will remember them  

Staying safe during Covid-19

Staying safe during Covid-19

November 9, 2020

Southwell Cathedral Chapter takes the safety and wellbeing of its staff, volunteers, worshipers and visitors very seriously. We have completed comprehensive risk assessments and had them reviewed by an external Health and Safety Consultant. Chapter follows the guidance issued by the Church of England and the Government. Our risk assessments cover our operating procedures, working … Read More

6pm bells – a prayer for the nation

6pm bells – a prayer for the nation

November 5, 2020

During this second national lockdown, The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have invited the nation to join them in prayer, in a message encouraging ‘calm, courageous and compassionate’ responses to the difficulties of the second national lockdown in England.  They call upon the Church of England to make November 2020 a month of prayer for … Read More

A prayer for Nottinghamshire

A prayer for Nottinghamshire

October 30, 2020

A prayer for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire as we enter Tier 3 lockdown, but a reminder that we are still open and public worship goes on.  

Footpath closure – Wednesday 28 October

Footpath closure – Wednesday 28 October

October 27, 2020

As part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund development works at Southwell Minster, the pathway between the Refectory/Cathedral Shop and the Minster is currently closed to help with the installation of new external lighting. This is due to reopen shortly – until then, alternative entry to the Minster is via the archway 50m to the … Read More

Light and Saints at Halloween – Saturday 31 October, 8-9pm

Light and Saints at Halloween – Saturday 31 October, 8-9pm

October 21, 2020

Come for a walk in the dark and experience Light and Saints at Halloween in the Minster grounds, with refreshments, stories about saints, and Covid-safe activities. Family groups only, limited numbers. Booking is essential and can be done by clicking here We will do all we can to keep everyone safe including social distancing and … Read More

Family-fun nature trail this half-term

Family-fun nature trail this half-term

October 16, 2020

Join us this half-term for a fabulous nature trail around the grounds of Southwell Minster. Stuck to with nothing to do over half term with the kids? Why not come to Southwell Minster and explore the beautiful grounds with this new, family-fun nature trail. The trail even gives you a chance to create your own … Read More

Welcome to Aoife Cleland, our new Heritage Intern

Welcome to Aoife Cleland, our new Heritage Intern

October 14, 2020

A new face has joined the team here at Southwell Minster as our first ever Heritage Intern. Aoife Cleland, who graduated this year with a BA in Archaeology and Ancient History from the University of Nottingham, has joined us for a one year placement funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the … Read More

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)

October 8, 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

The Leaves of Southwell – a view from the Cathedral Architect

The Leaves of Southwell – a view from the Cathedral Architect

October 5, 2020

The first in a series of insightful videos on the Leaves of Southwell project. The fluid carvings of plants, animals and green men found within the Chapter House – known collectively as ‘The Leaves of Southwell’ – are of quite exceptional quality. Regarded as the best example of 13th century naturalistic carving in the United … 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

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