“It’s wonderful to be part of a caring community that brings a feeling of peace and tranquility in a hectic world”
Kevin, Minster Steward and Education volunteer
“Volunteering enables you to meet so many fascinating people from all over this country and beyond”
Shaun, Minster Steward
“There is so much to learn for visitors of all ages”
How can you get involved with the Southwell Leaves project?
A place such as the Minster inspires great love and admiration. As the Cathedral church of the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, adults and children alike are awed by its splendour and aura of calm spirituality. As a place of prayer and pilgrimage the Minster offers a space to reflect and focus on God – there has been 1000 years of worship on the site, and there is something special about becoming a tiny part of that, joining thousands of others who have come before. As a heritage site it bears the scars of centuries of history, telling the story of our nation in its unique way. However you experience this special place, you may like to help in some way.
We are blessed with many volunteer groups who help us to keep the show on the road both with the Leaves project and in other ways. Whether you would enjoy meeting visitors, working with children and schools or you prefer a more background role gardening or sewing, we’d love to hear from you. You can find out more on the Volunteering page or feel free to contact the office.
Perhaps you would like to make a donation to the Minster. Donations help to ensure we can stay open as a welcoming place for all visitors and pilgrims. As always with this sort of project, costs are extremely large, and so we welcome all donations, no matter the amount, to help support the works, allowing the true glory of the Chapter House to be witnessed by generations to come. If you would like to make a donation, you can do this here.
For further information about the Leaves of Southwell, please contact the Minster office who will put you in touch with the relevant department.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT
Southwell Leaves Merchandise
The Cathedral Shop on Church Street, just 50m from the Cathedral, has a wide array of ‘Leaves’ related gifts, including pens, bookmarks and fridge magnets, with some exciting new products ready to launch shortly. You can also purchase these items and many more from our online store. All profits go towards helping to maintain Southwell Minster for future generations.