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The Very Reverend Nicola Sullivan For over 900 years Southwell Minster has opened its doors every day to welcome visitors, pilgrims and worshippers. Some are local, many from further afield and across the world.

The Very Reverend Nicola Sullivan
Dean of Southwell

 

A unique online service will take place this coming Sunday, 14 June, to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s official birthday and celebrate public service throughout Nottinghamshire, particularly the contribution of the NHS and the nursing profession.

This service is being organised by the Dean of Southwell, The Very Revd Nicola Sullivan, and this year’s High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, Dame Elizabeth Fradd, who most appropriately is a highly distinguished nursing administrator.

Dame Elizabeth explained:

“The Queen’s Birthday Service is usually a grand occasion at Southwell Minster but this year, like so much else, it will take a very different form. It will also have a new significance as a result of the pandemic and the public’s renewed appreciation of the value and importance of public service in all its forms.”

Dean Nicola said:

“This special service will have a particular focus on celebrating the NHS and the nursing profession in this International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. It will include a contribution from an ITU nurse at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, who will speak about her experience of caring for people with Covid-19, and from the Royal Engineers based at Beeston who helped deliver the Nightingale Hospital in Manchester and the Covid-19 test centre in Harrogate. As every year we give thanks to God for Her Majesty The Queen and her inspiring example of Christian faith and service.”

The Queen’s representative in Nottinghamshire is the Lord-Lieutenant, Sir John Peace, who said:

“What I see in local communities, across Nottinghamshire and across the country is an unprecedented crisis; what provides room for hope is the commitment to work together for the common good. Front line workers of all kinds deserve the public’s praise and appreciation but it is just as important to recognise the immense contribution of those behind the scenes. As Her Majesty said in her speech to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day: ‘We will succeed, and that success will belong to every one of us’. Following Her Majesty’s lead, this online service will be an occasion for us to demonstrate our pride in all aspects of public service and common endeavour. I invite everyone to join us online for this special celebration.”

The service will be available to view here on Sunday 14 June from 10.30am.

The Seventh Sunday of Easter
10.30am: Holy Communion

The President of the Eucharist is The Revd Canon Dr Richard Frith, Canon Precentor.
The Preacher is The Very Revd Nicola Sullivan, Dean of Southwell.

Please do join in at home as you are comfortably able: you may wish to stand, sit and kneel as you normally would in church (we have included instructions for posture in the order of service for this reason), and/or to speak and sing along with the congregational elements of the service.

A video of the Service will appear below at 10.30am on Sunday morning. You do not need to sign in to watch it. Please refresh your browser by pressing F5 if the video doesn't play.

Holy Communion Service

The Fifth Sunday of Lent

Holy Communion presided by The Reverend Canon Dr Richard Frith

Order of Service for The Fifth Sunday of Lent

Passion Sunday Holy Communion, 29 March 2020
Sunday: 29 March 2020

A Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent by The Very Reverend Nicola Sullivan

To read the Homily please click here

Watch Previous Services, Reflections and Homilys

Week commencing March 22nd: 4th Sunday of Lent

A reflection on the Feast of the Annunciation

Mothering Sunday Sung Eucharist

Week commencing 29th March: 5th Sunday of Lent

Holy Communion presided by The Reverend Canon Dr Richard Frith

A Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent by The Very Reverend Nicola Sullivan

 

The Reverend Canon Dr Richard Frith,
A reflection on the Feast of the Annunciation

Virtual Junior Church

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Virtual Junior Church,29 March 2020

Watch the Mothering Sunday Sung Eucharist

A simple service of Holy Communion, with a short address by Dean Nicola and music sung by some of our Lay Clerks, was broadcast at 10.30am on Sunday 22 March 2020. If you missed it, don't worry - it can still be seen below. You can also find the order of service below, or download it here.

Please do join in at home as you are comfortably able: you may wish to stand, sit and kneel as you normally would in church (we have included instructions for posture in the order of service for this reason), and/or to speak and sing along with the congregational elements of the service.

Order of Service for Mothering Sunday: 22 March 2020

Sung Eucharist on Mothering Sunday - 22 March 2020, 10.30am

 

Prayer

Prayer is an essential part of our life as a Christian. It is an opportunity to share with God the situations and people who are in our hearts. Prayer is also about listening and taking the time to listen to what God is saying to us.

The Lord’s Prayer is the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples, when they asked him how they should pray.

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

Stilling Prayer

Stilling Prayer (or ‘Christian Meditation’) is held each Monday in term time at 7.30pm. For the time being we will  be moving on-line and observing it collectively in our homes on Mondays 7.30 – 8.00 pm. The leader for each evening will supply us with a short thought or quote to help lead us into silence, in much the same way as when we meet. If you would like to join this on-line group please e-mail the group’s coordinator Stephen Ibbotson who can be contacted on ibbotson51@gmail.com

 

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