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


Southwell Minster Online Services Calendar

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Stilling Prayer
Mondays at 7.30pm

Stilling Prayer is the Sacrista’s group that explores the Christian tradition of silent prayer. And in our time, with its all-pervasive messaging of all kinds, texting, social media trending, 24/7 news exposure etc that bombard our jangled minds and spirits, this practice of the ancient accumulated wisdom found in this form of prayer, is ever more relevant and liberating for our inner-selves. It enables us to live fully, God aware and as responsive disciples. But like all forms of prayer, we learn mostly, not by reading or talking about it, but by simply doing it. And being part of a group practicing silent prayer together is probably one of the best ways to start, as well as to continue an exploration of it. We offer the chance to do this in three ways. You can:

  • join the gathering in the Sacrista Chapel on Monday evenings from 7.30 – 8.10. This is followed by a short time to share over a cuppa for those who want to stay on
  • join the email distribution group to receive the weekly reflection and share in it either at the same time on a Monday or at another time convenient for you
  • join via a Zoom link in real-time of the actual Monday gathering in the Chapel. Folk using this have said how it helps them to focus and feel part of a group experience

All are welcome, whether you are exploring this ancient way of Christian prayer for the first time, or it’s been your way of prayer for years.

So if you’re interested, drop a line to Stephen, our coordinator, who will happily help you settle into the group in whatever way suits you.  Please contact Stephen Ibbotson on 07972 083369 or send an email to Stephen at ibbotson51@gmail.com.

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.

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




The daily pattern of worship is the heartbeat of this Cathedral, a rhythm of praise and prayer.


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