Dean of Southwell
The Very Revd Nicola Sullivan
Tel: 01636 817282 (Dean's PA)
The Revd Canon Paul Rattigan (commencing role January 2022)
Tel: 07517 416314
Email: Canon Missioner
Revd Canon Richard Frith
Tel: 01636 812649
Email: Minster Office
The Minster is both a parish church for Southwell and the Anglican Cathedral for the county of Nottinghamshire. Christians have worshipped on this site for over 1000 years, and there are services every day when God is worshipped and we pray for his world. There is a choir of professional musicians who lead the praise of God several times a week. We also host civic services and concerts and offer hospitality to many visitors.
Thousands of children and young people come on school visits, when they learn about the faith through looking at the ancient building and meeting ‘living stones’ – present-day Christians. Our many groups include those who campaign for justice and peace and others who meet regularly for silent prayer and meditation.
The carved leaves in the Chapter House are unique and remind visitors today of God’s creation; they also inspire Christians to reflect on caring for our planet and seeing ‘the leaves of the trees' as pointing us towards 'healing and reconciliation of the nations’ (cf. Revelation 22:2).