The Education Department at Southwell Minster would like a collection of knitted/crocheted/sewn/felted Green Men or Women (inspired  by the Minster’s Chapter House carvings) for use in education visits to the cathedral and for outreach as part of the Lottery funded ‘Leaves’ conservation project. We will be awarding prizes (judged by local children) for 3 entries – criteria to be decided by the children.

A ‘green man’ is a face surrounded by leaves and / or flowers, sometimes with leaves growing out from the mouth. Entries don’t need to be exact copies of our carvings, but please use them for inspiration. We can send images to you on request or google ‘Southwell green men’. 

Please send your creation(s) to us at Cathedral Education, Jubilee House, 8 Westgate, Southwell, NG25 0JH, drop it off at the Minster or Minster Centre, or we may be able to collect. Remember to include your name, email address and phone number.

We need to receive competition entries by 31st May 2020 (although we will be glad to receive further Green Men after that date for our collection). 

A selection of competition entries will be on display in the Minster during the closure of the Chapter House for conservation work during summer 2020.

Please email with any queries.