How you can support us

Make a Donation

Your donation and support makes a difference

With the Minster currently closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we need your help more than ever. We are increasingly dependent on the generosity of our supporters and those who visit us, which, until we are allowed to reopen, will mean we will not receive any visitor donations.

Gift Aid

Make your donation go even further

If you are a UK tax payer you can increase your donation at no cost by completing the Gift Aid declaration form. We would be massively thankful if you are able to fill this in, if eligible, as it means we will receive an extra 25p from the Government per £1 donation made, at no extra cost to yourself.

A donation of £5 will:
  • Help us to care for and maintain this precious building
  • Support our ministry, mission and pastoral care connected to schools, local churches, our local community and projects in the UK and overseas
  • Help us deliver our important work and keep our rich worship and musical traditions alive

Join our Standing Order Givers

The easiest way to give regularly is by setting up a Standing Order with your bank. This is an instruction to your bank to pay a regular set amount to Southwell Minster either monthly, quarterly or annually. In order to do this you need to complete a standing order form which you can download here. You can also set this up via your online banking, if you have it, using the details given in the form. You can of course amend or cancel this at any time.

Standing Order Giving is of great importance as it gives us the added benefit of knowing that we can rely on a regular and consistent income, making our budget planning much more straight forward. We are hugely grateful to the many people who already give by this means.

Download your standing order form here and help Southwell Minster remain part of people's future for generations to come.

Your generous giving, no matter the amount, is hugely appreciated and will help us carry out our important work. Please be assured that all details, including names and donation amounts, will remain fully confidential.

Please be as generous as you can. Thank you.

Southwell Minster is a registered charity. You can also donate online with JustGiving.

Whether it’s a one off donation or if you give regularly the Dean and Chapter thank you for your support.

If you have any questions about Standard Order Giving, Gift Aid, or donations in general, please contact Andrea Pritchard who will be happy to help. All queries will be treated in the strictest confidence, and with no obligation.

New Choir & Clergy Robes Appeal

Choir singers at Southwell MinsterServices have been sung in Southwell Minster for centuries, and the traditional robes worn by our choir and clergy are looking a little shabby. Our appeal is to renew the robes in use and adopt a uniform style of dress for both the boys and girls.

Donors are being invited to make a donation to the campaign of any amount, or to sponsor what it costs to kit out a chorister, Lay Clerk/organist or member of clergy.

£250 would equip a Child chorister, £415 an Older chorister (adult sizes)
£590 would equip a Lay Clerk/Organist,
£815 Clergy

Find out more and donate to the Robes appeal online with JustGiving.

Alternatively, donations can be made by cheque, made payable to Southwell Cathedral Chapter and sent to the Minster Centre (address below) or handed to a verger. Please quote "Choir robe appeal" on the back of the cheque.

The Minster Centre
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Leave a Legacy

Every gift in a will we receive helps to secure the future of the Minster for the next generation.

Southwell Minster is a resource available to everyone, and we are committed to offering free access to all. Our aim is to ensure that this special place remains in the best possible condition for future generations, and continues to benefit all people in ways that are relevant to their needs. We simply couldn’t achieve this without the gifts made by generous people.

We receive no government funding, and rely on donations and legacy gifts to continue our work. Every legacy we receive, however large or small makes a valuable contribution to all that we do.

To find out more about leaving a gift in your will please contact Andrea Pritchard who would be happy to answer any questions that you might have. All queries will be treated in the strictest confidence, and with no obligation.

Join the Friends of Southwell Minster

The Friends were formed in 1947 to provide funds to preserve the Cathedral, maintain daily worship of God and to conserve and enhance the furnishings and adornments. Members of the Friends arrange an annual festival, visits, outings and events and publish ‘Pepperpots’, a bi-annual journal.