Informal Worship

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the activities listed below have either moved online or been postponed. For the latest information about any of these groups, please contact the office at

House Groups

Southwell Minster supports an annual series of House Groups. They provide an informal opportunity for members of the Minster community to get to know each other, learn and explore together questions about life and faith, grow spiritually, and feed through ideas and suggestions relating to Minster activities.

Each series runs from September to February, with a break for Christmas. Some seventy people meet fortnightly in groups of seven to ten, in people’s homes and elsewhere. Study guides are produced locally. Information about forthcoming series’ and opportunities to sign up are made available in August.

All are very welcome to join a group at any time. If you would like to join, or would like further information, please contact Vicky Thorpe by ringing 01636 813222 or emailing, or Hugh Middleton by ringing 01623 411496 or emailing



Prayer Groups

These groups are where people come together to pray for clergy, individual needs and the wider diocese and world. Everyone is welcome, whether they prefer to pray silently or out loud.

Currently there are two prayer groups:

  • A contemplative prayer group on a Monday evening at Sacrista Prebend. For details, please contact Susan Moses by phoning Sacrista Prebend on 01636 816833
  • A silence and meditation group in the Pilgrims Chapel at 12.30pm on Thursday. If you are interested in this group, please email Kate Sartain at