SMCA selected for Co-Op Community Funding

SMCA selected for Co-Op Community Funding

November 5, 2019

We’re pleased to announce that the Southwell Minster Choir Association has been selected to benefit from Co-op Community Funding. If you have a Co-op membership/loyalty card, select SMCA as your chosen cause. You can do this through this link: https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/37410 . This means that for every £1 you spend in the Co-op, 1p gets donated … Read More

Services and Events this Christmas

Services and Events this Christmas

October 29, 2019

A message from Dean Nicola Sullivan The Christmas season is so easily overtaken by busyness and stress. Why not set everything aside for a while and join in the Minster’s worship, or enjoy a concert to experience the special atmosphere of peace and centuries of prayer? Christmas celebrates the Christ child coming into our world … Read More

Minster says farewell to Canon Nigel

Minster says farewell to Canon Nigel

September 24, 2019

The Minster community bade a fond farewell to Canon Chancellor, Nigel Coates on Sunday 22nd September at a special service in the cathedral, followed by a reception. Nigel has been residentiary Canon of the Cathedral for more than 14 years and a leading figure in developing the Chapter House Leaves Project. He and his wife … Read More

Lonely Planet includes Southwell Minster in its ultimate travelist

Lonely Planet includes Southwell Minster in its ultimate travelist

September 21, 2019

Southwell Minster has made it into the top 500 of the Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist – a definitive list of the very best places to visit in Great Britain & Northern Ireland. We’re delighted to be included in this prestigious publication, recognised all over the world. We warmly invite visitors from all backgrounds … Read More

New Choir & Clergy Robes Appeal

New Choir & Clergy Robes Appeal

September 10, 2019

Services have been sung in Southwell Minster for centuries, and the robes worn by our choir and handed down to each new set over the last 20+ years are wearing out. We are launching an appeal to replace the robes so as to have one style and colour for the choristers (boys and girls), lay … Read More

New Precentor welcomed to Southwell Minster

New Precentor welcomed to Southwell Minster

September 10, 2019

Southwell Minster welcomed their new Canon Precentor, The Reverend Dr Richard Frith, who was licensed by the Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham, the Rt Revd Paul Williams, on Sunday 8th September at 3.30pm. Richard will lead the creative development of music and worship at the cathedral, working with the chapter, the choirs and music department … Read More

Another Successful Music Festival!

Another Successful Music Festival!

September 2, 2019

We are very pleased to have been part of another fantastic week of music for this year’s Southwell Music Festival. It was bigger and better than ever, with 3,900 tickets purchased and 100 musicians performing who came from all over the UK and Europe. Thank you to all who took part as performers, audience members, … Read More

Former publishing editor is new Precentor at Southwell Minster

Former publishing editor is new Precentor at Southwell Minster

August 23, 2019

Southwell Minster is preparing to welcome their new Canon Precentor, The Reverend Dr Richard Frith, who will be licensed by the Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham, the Rt Revd Paul Williams, on Sunday 8th September. Richard will lead the creative development of music and worship at the cathedral following his role as vicar of Holy … Read More

Southwell Music Festival: 21-26 August

Southwell Music Festival: 21-26 August

August 20, 2019

We are delighted to once again be involved with the Southwell Music Festival. Please find below some useful information regarding tickets and travel. Tickets From Monday 19 August Festival tickets may be purchased at the Festival Hub and will not be available at the Cathedral Shop. The Hub is located opposite the south door of … Read More

From Sherwood Forest to the New Forest:  Canon Nigel retires

From Sherwood Forest to the New Forest: Canon Nigel retires

August 19, 2019

Canon Nigel Coates will be retiring as Canon Chancellor on 30th September 2019. Southwell Minster will hold a farewell service on Sunday 22nd September at 10.30am followed by a reception. The Dean of Southwell the Very Revd Nicola Sullivan says: ‘Nigel has been a much loved and highly regarded residentiary Canon of the Cathedral over … Read More

The Revd Canon John Bentham (RIP)

August 19, 2019

John, who was a Cathedral Canon at Southwell Minster and had been Chaplain at the University of Nottingham since 1998, died on August 6th 2019. He also served as the Area Dean in the old Nottingham West Deanery and then as Area Dean for West Bingham, and was on Bishop’s Council for a number of … Read More

Southwell on BBC Radio 4

Southwell on BBC Radio 4

August 12, 2019

On the 8th August, Southwell featured on Radio 4’s Open Country programme. Helen Mark visited the last surviving workhouse, the Minster and a very special apple tree to find out how these important landmarks in Southwell have impacted on the lives of those who live there. You can listen to the programme here:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0007cvw  

Bishop Tony to Retire

Bishop Tony to Retire

July 17, 2019

The Bishop of Sherwood, the Rt Revd Tony Porter, has announced that he will retire on 22nd March 2020, after 42 years in ordained ministry. Bishop Tony, who will be 68 upon his retirement, said “It has been a great privilege to serve in the diocese and to be part of its vision for Growing … Read More

New Assistant Director of Music

New Assistant Director of Music

July 1, 2019

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jonathan Allsopp as Assistant Director of Music. Jonny has been Organ Scholar at Hereford, Durham and Westminster Cathedrals, gaining a broad range of experience which will set him up well for this new chapter.

The Leaves of Southwell – Funding Success!

The Leaves of Southwell – Funding Success!

June 27, 2019

We are delighted to announce Southwell Minster has been awarded a £1.9million National Lottery Heritage Fund grant towards the implementation of plans that seek to conserve and celebrate the internationally renowned Leaves of Southwell. These 13th century naturalistic carvings are amongst the finest in Europe and have long been a source of inspiration to artists … Read More