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

Follow the Service link for full details and video.
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Thursday 24th June at 7.30pm
Reflection and Compline

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.

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.


Choral Pieces

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.

Poulenc – Timor et tremor

Poulenc – Vinea mea electa

Poulenc – Tenebrae factae sunt

Poulenc – Tristis est anima mea

Byrd – Ne irascaris Domine/Civitas Sancti tui



Choristers and Lay Clerks sing Passiontide Hymns

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!

O sacred head, sore wounded verse 1

O sacred head, sore wounded verse 4

My song is love unknown verse 1


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


Personal Prayers
Prayers about the Coronavirus outbreak
Prayers with Children

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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