Southwell Minster


Blessed Sacrament windowThe Minster Centre
Church Drive
Nottinghamshire, NG25 0HD

Travel information

By road: A1 Newark then A617/A612 to Southwell.
By train to Newark or Nottingham then by (frequent) bus to Southwell.


Public car parking opposite Minster. First couple of hours is free. Some on street parking available. Long Stay car parks available free of charge

Visitor Hours

Summer 8.00am - 7.00pm
Winter 8.00am - Dusk


There is no fee for admission but a suggested donation of £5 for those waged and £3 for unwaged and children

Arranged visits

Guided Tours

Guided tours for parties can be arranged through the Minster office: Tel (01636) 812649; Fax (01636) 817284;

Foreign language guides available.

School Visits

The Education Department welcomes 10000 children every year from schools and other groups. Southwell Minster is the home of the Time Travelling Pilgrimage (, and we offer a range of exciting educational opportunities at the Minster every year which support the teaching mainly of RE and History. This includes ‘tailor-made’ days where teachers choose from 21 modules to put together a day to suit them, ‘festival days’ (exploring Christmas and Easter), a Year 7 day ‘Skin Deep’ and other events for schools and families. Schools are free to request their requirements and the Education Officer will help to put in place a program to suit.

The Education Department is fortunate to have a talented team of volunteers to help run Education days, so teacher are able to sit back, relax and enjoy their day with their pupils.

To book or discuss and educational visit please contact the Children’s Education Officer, Tel: 01636 817287,



Sunday Services

Holy Communion (BCP) 8.00 am
Family Eucharist (CW1) 9.30 am
All Age Service on third Sunday each month
(Crèche provided in the Edwin Hoskyns Room)
Sung Eucharist (BCP) 11.00 am (See the month’s Calendar, for variations)
Choral Evensong (BCP) 3.15 pm

Weekday Services
Morning Prayer (Said)
Monday and Saturday 8.30 am
Tuesday to Friday 8.00 am
Evensong (Sung)

Monday to Saturday 5.45 pm
(Evensong is usually said on Monday and Wednesday, see the Minster Music List)

Holy Communion
Monday 9.00 am (CW1), Sacrista Prebend Retreat House
Tuesday 7.30 am (CW1), Pilgrims’ Chapel
Wednesday 7.30 am (CW1), 12.15 pm (CW1), Sacrista Prebend Retreat House
Thursday 7.30 am (BCP), St Thomas’s Chapel, 9.45 am (BCP), Airmen’s Chapel
Friday 7.30 am (CW1), St. Oswald’s Chapel
Saturday, 9.00 am (CW1), Pilgrims’ Chapel


Worship page


Events page


    Gift & Book Shop - open 7 days per week, selling souvenirs, books, cards and gifts.
    Refectory. Car parking close to the Cathedral.
    Toilets, including disabled and baby changing facilities.

Facilities for disabled

    The Minster has easy access. A wheelchair is available for the less mobile. Archbishop’s Palace fully wheelchair accessible.
    There are large-print and braille guides for the visually impaired and a loop system for the hard of hearing.

Further information


Minster Office

Telephone number

01636 812649

Email address

Facsimile number

01636 812649

Website address

Southwell Minster