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
All are welcome to join the clergy at online Morning Prayer each weekday at 8.30am. To take part, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need a device with an internet connection, but little prior technical knowledge is required.
- Sundays: 10.30am Holy Communion
- Thursdays: 7.30pm Reflection and Compline
Southwell Minster Online Services Calendar
Follow the Service link for full details and video.
Reflection and Compline
with the Revd Prof. Alison Milbank, Canon Theologian
A service for Thursday evenings. Each week there will be a short reflection on the gospel reading for that day, holding the light of the Gospel up to the strange times we are all living through. We then share in the ancient, short service of Compline, or Night Prayer; a thoughtful and peaceful way to bring the day to a close.
Please do join in at home as you are comfortably able: you may wish to stand, sit and kneel as you normally would in church (we have included instructions for posture in the order of service for this reason), and/or to speak and sing along with the congregational elements of the service.
A video of the Reflection and Compline Service will appear below at 7.30pm on Thursday evening. You do not need to sign in to watch it. Please refresh your browser by pressing F5 if the video doesn't play.
Reflection and Compline
Watch Previous Services, Homilies and Reflections
Scroll through the listing below. Click on the service you would like to watch.
Below are some of the choral pieces that would have been sung over the next two weeks at the Minster. Click here for a translation of the texts, all of which are in Latin. The links will take you to recordings of these pieces, but you may like to continue to explore further with these as starting points.
To help our spiritual preparations during Passiontide, the two weeks prior to celebrating the great feast of Easter, and as we are unable to physically come together to sing as one, our wonderful choristers and lay clerks will be recording verses of some of the most well-known Passiontide hymns which we will be uploading regularly and can be found in the tabs below. We hope you enjoy and make sure to keep checking back to see the latest video!
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 email@example.com
Journey into Easter
For Holy Week, why not enjoy some simple activities and reflections at home with the children using ‘Journey Into Easter’. Below you will find daily prayers, images and activities to explore during Monday-Friday of Holy Week and Easter Sunday.
We’d love to see what you create using items easily found at home – please share your photos with us on our social media pages by tagging us as per the below
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The daily pattern of worship is the heartbeat of this Cathedral, a rhythm of praise and prayer.