Update: 28 February 2022

Relaxation of Covid guidance. Following the Government’s decision to end all formal Covid restrictions, the Minster has reviewed its own guidelines and procedures, and has decided that:

  • Face coverings are no longer required in the Minster, but everyone should feel free to wear one if they prefer, or if it makes those around them feel safer. Clergy will continue to wear a face covering when preparing the altar and when distributing communion
  • On Sunday mornings, as was the case before Christmas, there will be an area towards the back of the nave where chairs will be more generously spaced, and where everyone agrees to wear a face covering throughout the service
  • We will work towards restoring other aspects of our worship gradually over the coming weeks. This includes an intention to restore the use of communion rails and the common cup at Easter – the latter of these will always be optional, of course, for those who wish it.

Please do feel free to speak to a member of the clergy if you have questions about any of this or email office@southwellminster.org.uk