Bishop Tony to Retire

Bishop Tony to Retire

July 17, 2019

The Bishop of Sherwood, the Rt Revd Tony Porter, has announced that he will retire on 22nd March 2020, after 42 years in ordained ministry. Bishop Tony, who will be 68 upon his retirement, said “It has been a great privilege to serve in the diocese and to be part of its vision for Growing … Read More

‘OneLIFE’ message given by Archbishop Sentamu

‘OneLIFE’ message given by Archbishop Sentamu

July 10, 2019

Dr John Sentamu encourages people to join in the oneLIFE mission, which comes to Southwell and Nottingham in September. The Archbishop will be at our 10.30am service on Sunday 15 September 2019 so please come along and hear him – all welcome.

New Assistant Director of Music

New Assistant Director of Music

July 1, 2019

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jonathan Allsopp as Assistant Director of Music. Jonny has been Organ Scholar at Hereford, Durham and Westminster Cathedrals, gaining a broad range of experience which will set him up well for this new chapter.

The Leaves of Southwell – Funding Success!

The Leaves of Southwell – Funding Success!

June 27, 2019

We are delighted to announce Southwell Minster has been awarded a £1.9million National Lottery Heritage Fund grant towards the implementation of plans that seek to conserve and celebrate the internationally renowned Leaves of Southwell. These 13th century naturalistic carvings are amongst the finest in Europe and have long been a source of inspiration to artists … Read More

Canon Nigel to Retire

Canon Nigel to Retire

June 24, 2019

It was announced yesterday (Sunday 23 June) the news that Canon Nigel will be retiring as Canon Chancellor on 30 September 2019. We will have a farewell service on Sunday 22 September at 10.30am followed by a reception. After nearly 15 years here, Nigel and Rhoda will leave a huge gap in the Minster community … Read More

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come

May 24, 2019

As a part of the global prayer initiative, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, Southwell Minster invites you to participate in some special interactive prayer stations. Running until 9 June, please feel free to visit at your leisure, pick up a prayer station guide from the welcome desk and in your own time, taking as long as you … Read More

Vacancy: Assistant Director of Music

Vacancy: Assistant Director of Music

May 24, 2019

Southwell Minster is looking to appoint an Assistant Director of Music with a passion for maintaining standards of musical excellence within worship, and developing singers of all ages. You will need to be a highly skilled organist with experience of working with children, and have a clear understanding of safeguarding. The salary is £22,749 plus … Read More

Southwell Minster Gardens and Grounds. Would you like to volunteer?

Southwell Minster Gardens and Grounds. Would you like to volunteer?

May 17, 2019

The grounds and gardens at Southwell Minster and The Archbishop’s Palace provide a peaceful and charming environment for locals and visitors to walk through, play in, learn from and enjoy. They are also an important link to the Minster itself, the history that surrounds it and its future. We are looking for a small group … Read More

Duke of Edinburgh students volunteer time at cathedral

Duke of Edinburgh students volunteer time at cathedral

May 15, 2019

Five students from the Minster School in Southwell have volunteered their time to help in the Education Garden at the Archbishop’s Palace, whilst working toward their Duke of Edinburgh Awards. The girls: Lauren, Milly and Kimberley are all in Year 9 and the boys: William  and Dan are in Year 10. Southwell Minster gardener, Amanda … Read More

Spring Time Travellers arrive at the Minster

Spring Time Travellers arrive at the Minster

March 15, 2019

Schools from Mapperley and Carrington were among 35 primary schools attending the annual Time Travelling RE days at Southwell Minster last week. 1500 children came and enjoyed a variety of activities including learning about how babies are baptised, singing, special clothes and taking a close look at the medieval carvings. Diana Ives, Cathedral Education Officer … Read More

Half term fun with those Crafty Romans

Half term fun with those Crafty Romans

February 22, 2019

400 visitors came to the Archbishop’s Palace at Southwell Minster on Thursday 21st February to enjoy a day of Romans-themed crafts and activities. Minster Education Officer Diana Ives said: “We were joined by Cookscool who helped us explore the types of food Romans might have eaten, and Southwell Community Archaeology Group brought some genuine finds … Read More

Listening to The Leaves: a day to reflect on creation and the environment

Listening to The Leaves: a day to reflect on creation and the environment

February 19, 2019

Southwell Minster is hosting a day to reflect upon ways in which environmental concerns, respect for creation, and the Christian message all inform one another. On Saturday March 2nd (10am-3.15pm) after a short act of worship in the Quire, local external organisations and individuals concerned with environmental issues will share their interests, concerns and activities. … Read More

Cathedral Electoral Roll

Cathedral Electoral Roll

February 18, 2019

Every 6 years each parish in the Church of England has to prepare a new Electoral Roll. In practice this means that anyone wishing to be a member of the new Roll has to re-apply. Preparation of our new Roll commences with immediate effect, and must be completed by 30th March, in order to comply … Read More

Appointment of Canon Precentor, Southwell Minster

Appointment of Canon Precentor, Southwell Minster

February 11, 2019

Bishop Paul is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Dr Richard Frith as Canon Precentor (Residentiary Canon) for the Cathedral and Parish Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Southwell. Richard is presently Vicar of Holy Trinity and St Jude Church in Halifax, an ethnically-diverse suburban parish within the Diocese of Leeds. He served … Read More

Nativity for a New Year Exhibition launched in Minster

Nativity for a New Year Exhibition launched in Minster

February 4, 2019

Artist Jennifer Bell launched her latest exhibition in Southwell Minster on Friday 1st February. A large audience were welcomed to a drinks reception where they enjoyed viewing more than 30 original works by Jennifer, who is a freelance, self-taught mural painter. See photos at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gm0symioq4ynwz1/AACf_DRpz5j4ZQaJFThYqgmha?dl=0 Read more about the exhibition >>     From the … Read More

Minster’s winter fuel initiative to help the poor

Minster’s winter fuel initiative to help the poor

November 22, 2018

Every year, millions of financially-sound people over the age of 65 are given an automatic payment of between £100 and £300 by the Government to cover winter fuel costs, and a new initiative is being launched by Southwell Minster suggesting those who are able might wish to donate this to The Southwell Charity for the … Read More