Pastoral care for our community is vital and this continues through the Pastoral Group and clergy. If you have an urgent need to contact the clergy please phone 01636 812593 or email


Pastoral Care

The Minster is the ancient Parish Church of the town of Southwell and also serves the wider Diocese. The worshiping community is therefore diverse and geographically widespread and not everyone who worships or visits will be aware that pastoral care is available.

The outstretched arms of the Christus Rex, welcoming all, both inspire and challenge the Pastoral work of the Minster. The arms of welcome challenge us to love and care for all whom we meet in this place and the wider world. There are many people who will attest to the love and support they have received from members of the Minster community.

We hope the following information summarises aspects of our care.

Visits from clergy

If you, your family or friend would like a visit from a member of clergy please call 01636 812593.

Hospital visits

The clergy can visit people in hospital when possible, usually by arrangement with the hospital chaplain. If you know of anyone who has been admitted to hospital or who is seriously ill at home please let us know. We would rather be told repeatedly than not at all. Their names can then be added with their permission to the weekly prayer list in Pew News.

Visits to the housebound and those in residential care

There is a team of lay visitors who regularly visit people who are unable to get about. Once again, please contact email the Minster Office with the details of anyone requiring a visit.

Holy Communion

Clergy take Holy Communion, usually once a month, to those who are housebound. Please email the Minster Office  if you, or someone you care for, would like the Sacrament brought to their home.