Services

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

It is our duty and desire to pray for all sorts of conditions and people – the Cathedral is open every day from dawn till dusk and anyone can leave requests for prayer in the quiet and stillness of the Chapel of Christ the Light of the World. These are collected every week, offered at a major service and distributed to individual members of the congregation who continue to pray for individuals throughout the following week.

Within this hallowed space you may forget about the activity of daily life and be still.

Service Schedule

The Services and Music list contains information about services at the Minster, including music and preachers. View the lists for the next couple of weeks below. Click on the toobar to enlarge the image. You can also download Services and Music list pdfs if you prefer.

View the Services Calendar for details of services further ahead.

Services and Music list for the week Sunday 18 August to Sunday 25 August
Music and service list 11 August - 25 August 2019
Services and Music list for the week Sunday 25 August - Sunday 1 September
Music and service list 25 August - 1 September 2019

 

The regular pattern of services is as follows

During term-time sung services are shared between the Cathedral Choir and the Minster Chorale. The usual pattern is:

Sunday
7.30am Morning Prayer and the Litany (BCP) [Pilgrims' Chapel]
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) [Quire]
9.30am Family Eucharist [Nave]
sung by one of the Minster Choirs on rotation
11.15am Sung Eucharist (BCP) [Quire]
sung by the Cathedral Choir
3.30pm Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Please note: some Sundays have one 10.30am Eucharist instead of two (at 9.30am and 11.15am) - please see the service schedule before you plan your visit.

Monday
8.30am Morning Prayer [St Oswald's]
9.00am Holy Communion [Sacrista Prebend Chapel]
5.30pm Evensong sung by the Girl Choristers
7.30pm Contemplative Prayer [Sacrista Prebend Chapel]

Tuesday
7.30am Morning Prayer [St Oswald's]
8.00am Holy Communion [Pilgrims’ Chapel]
5.30pm Evensong sung by the Boy Choristers

Wednesday
7.30am Morning Prayer [St Oswald's Chapel]
8.00am Holy Communion [St Oswald’s Chapel]
12.15pm Holy Communion [Sacrista Prebend Chapel]
5.30pm Evening Prayer

Thursday
7.30am Morning Prayer [St Oswald's Chapel]
8.00am Holy Communion [Airmen's Chapel]
9.45am Holy Communion [Airmen’s Chapel]
12.30pm Silence and Meditation [usually in the Sacrista Prebend Chapel]
5.30pm Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Friday
7.30am Morning Prayer [St Oswald's Chapel]
8.00am Holy Communion [St Oswald’s Chapel]
5.30pm Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Saturday
8.30am Morning Prayer [St Oswald's]
9.00am Holy Communion [Pilgrims’ Chapel]
5.30pm Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Unless stated Evensong/Evening Prayer take place in the Quire.

There are often variations to this schedule. Please see the Minster service schedule for the current schedule. For information about previous services, including archived lists, please contact the Liturgy and Music Administrator at litmus@southwellminster.org.uk.

The sacrament of reconciliation (Confession and Absolution) and the Anointing and Laying on of Hands are available at any time by arrangement with the Dean or with any of the other clergy. Contact details for the clergy can be found on the Who's Who page.

Sermons

You can read transcripts of recent sermons on the Spiritual Resources page.