Throughout the year, the ladies of the Flower Guild delight congregations and visitors alike with their beautiful floral displays
We warmly welcome groups of visitors to Southwell Minster and offer a range of options
In 2017, a Church of England working group reviewed and made recommendations on the governance and regulation of all cathedrals. These recommendations formed the basis of the new Cathedrals Measure 2021 which was passed by the General Synod in 2018 and received Royal Assent in 2021.
Take a look at our incredible line-up of events planned for 2024 in both the Minster and the Palace Gardens.
Please read for temporary restrictions to Southwell Minster during the upcoming Gaia installation.
On Saturday 17 June, the Friends held a Special General Meeting at which a new constitution was adopted. This modernises and updates the charity’s governance, whilst retaining the foundation principles of 1947. The main difference the Minster family may notice is that the Dean of Southwell is no longer Chairman, thereby avoiding any possible conflict of … Read More
A Year in the Cathedral Garden documents a year in the life and work of the Minster’s Head Gardener, Claire Connely. This beautifully illustrated book follows Claire’s adventures in and around the Minster’s garden
Bishop Ronald Milner marks 70 years of ordained ministry in the Church of England on Sunday 4 June 2023. Ordained deacon in June 1953 and priest in 1954, Ronald served his curacy in Sheffield Cathedral. In 1958 he moved to Coventry diocese to be Vicar of Westwood St John the Baptist before moving to Fletchamstead … Read More
Music in the State Chamber
Join us in the Palace Gardens this summer for our best line-up yet!
BBC One to broadcast its Easter Sunday service live from Southwell Minster!
Please find our Annual Report for 2022 below.
A Service of Celebration of Fairtrade was held in Southwell Minster on Saturday 25th February, to herald Fairtrade Fortnight 2023.
‘The Leaves of Southwell’ voted the nation’s number one cathedral treasure
Take a look at our incredible line-up of events planned for 2023 in both the Minster and the Palace Gardens.
We’re in the top 10 Cathedral Treasures – help us win by voting now.
Join us for a guided tour of Southwell Minster
Space Voyage – Timed entry slots of 7.45pm, 8pm, 8.15pm, 8.30pm, 8.45pm, 9pm and 9.15pm are available on all five days (12-15 September).
Our popular regular series of Friday lunchtime concerts in the Minster is back for 2023.
Extending Welcome Exciting Faith Embracing Community These are the three pillars of our new vision for Southwell Minster – we look forward to sharing more details with you soon.
New services at Southwell Minster
The inaugural Great Southwell Organathon was a hugely successful event! Over the course of 24 hours straight, audiences were treated to performances by TWELVE professional organists, TWENTY-TWO choristers, FOURTEEN professional singers, and ONE bat, which flew around happily at all the night-time events.
We would like to share with you our special services over the next 10 days.
Safeguarding The Church of England has commissioned SCIE (the Social Care Institute for Excellence) to undertake an audit of the safeguarding provision of all of the Dioceses and Cathedrals in England. As part of this process, Southwell Cathedral was visited by SCIE to audit its safeguarding provision during September 2021. The report from the Audit … Read More
We’re delighted to say that our friends at The Refectory will be staying open during the week of Space Voyage (12-16 September)
Southwell’s first ever Organathon concludes with a Last Night of the Proms extravaganza with the Cathedral Organists and Choir.
On Thursday 11 August there will be a 30-40 minute service in the Palace Gardens to celebrate creation and to remember Saint Clare of Assisi, friend of St Francis who had such a respect and love for the natural world.
A group of volunteer stitchers and embroiderers that look after and renew the textiles in Southwell Minster.
Have you ever heard the sound of bells ringing on a sunny morning and wondered how you learn to do that? Or pondered how you might care for the ancient texts of a library that’s nearly 1,000 years old? How about sharing the history of an architecturally unique building? Or that of a palace was … Read More
As the Minster comes towards the end of a trial period with a new pattern of Sunday morning worship (a 10.00am Cathedral Eucharist instead of the previous 9.15am Family Eucharist and 11.15am Sung Eucharist), we are holding a consultation on our worship, as we seek together God’s wisdom for the future of our worshipping life.
The Theology Group
Take a Space Voyage through Southwell Minster this September!
A father and uncle who wanted to do a one-off bike ride from John o’ Groats to Land’s End and raise £10,000 for Cancer Research UK are now about to embark upon their fifth major cycling challenge and top the £280,000 mark. Mark Bayliss, 62, from Cornwall and brother-in-law James Van Cleef, 54, from Essex, … Read More
Southwell Music Festival returns
Music in the State Chamber
Family service for Mothering Sunday service at Southwell Minster
Take a read of Southwell Minster’s Annual Report for 2021.
We are looking to recruit new volunteer gardeners to help our friendly gardening team with a range of green-fingered tasks.
Holy Week and Easter services at Southwell Minster.