Worship Online

The Very Reverend Nicola Sullivan Although our building is closed, we continue to pray from our hearts and homes. We are developing new ways of connecting for worship and fellowship in this section of our website. Please explore the resources below.

The Very Reverend Nicola Sullivan
Dean of Southwell


Stations of the Spirit: 22-30 May 2020

A series of nine video reflections for the nine days between Ascension and Pentecost, offered as a contribution to the Thy Kingdom Come prayer movement. Dean Nicola and Canon Richard will be contributing to the reflection to be broadcast on Thursday 28 May. The videos can be accessed each day at www.transcendence.org.uk

Morning Prayer

All are welcome to join the clergy at online Morning Prayer each weekday at 8.30am. To take part, please email dean@southwellminster.org.uk. You will need a device with an internet connection, but little prior technical knowledge is required.

Services Online

  • Sunday: 10.30am Holy Communion
  • Thursday: 7.30pm Reflection and Compline

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.

Watch Previous Services, Homilies and Reflections

Scroll through the listing below. Click on the service you would like to watch.

Virtual Junior Church


Whilst the Minster is closed, Junior Church will become Virtual Junior Church, allowing children and families to come together to take part in themed activities that we would have otherwise done together on a Sunday morning. You can find the activity sheets in the tabs below

If you are interested in helping with Junior Church or would like to find out more information about it, please contact Mrs Karen Edginton by calling 01636 815836 or emailing edginton1@hotmail.com

Seventh Sunday of Easter 24 May 2020
Sixth Sunday of Easter 17 May 2020
Fifth Sunday of Easter 10 May 2020

Stilling Prayer

What is it?

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


Reflection for Stilling Prayer, 27 April 2020 - Helena Ibbotson
Reflection for Stilling Prayer, 20 April 2020 - Stephen Ibbotson
Reflection for Stilling Prayer, 6 April 2020 - Stephen Ibbotson

Prayer Resources

Daily Intercessions
Guidance on Spiritual Communion when we are unable to gather for the Eucharist
Personal Prayers
Prayers about the Coronavirus outbreak
Prayers with Children
Worship from Home
Worship materials from the Cathedral Shop

Please note - the Cathedral Shop and online store are currently closed due to the ongoing health situation. However, once they reopen...


You'll find plenty of worship materials and religious books at the Cathedral Shop and in our online store

To contact the Cathedral Shop, please phone 01636 812933 or email cathedralshop@southwellminster.org.uk




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