Church of England Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham

The Cathedral and Parish Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Cathedral and Parish Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary is popularly known, as it has been for centuries, as ‘Southwell Minster’. Although Christian worship has taken place on this site for over 1000 years, the present Romanesque building celebrated its commence­ment, 900 years ago, in 2008. Southwell Minster became the Cathedral Church of the Diocese in 1884.

As the Cathedral Church of Nottinghamshire it seeks to serve diverse communities from the farms of the Dukeries in the north, with mining and ex-mining towns, and in the south the colourful city of Nottingham with its industry, universities and teaching hospitals of international repute. This stunning place still brings visitors to their knees in wonder and awe to glimpse the glory of God. The thriving community here at the Minster invites you to come and see Southwell Minster for yourself and enjoy its charm and peace. You will be most welcome. 

Get in touch

Mrs Nikki Smith

The Minster Centre Church Street, Southwell NG25 OHD

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Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 5:30 p.m. for 45m

Church Street, Southwell

We sing Evensong at 5.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Book of Common Prayer Evening Worship/Prayer Music Hymns Choir Singing Event held in a Cathedral Event held in a Church