Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
08.00 - 19.00 or dusk
|Sunday||Sung Eucharist or Choral Mattins 11.15; Evensong 15.30|
|Weekdays||Evensong 17.45 Monday (Girls' Choir), Tuesday Thursday Friday Saturday|
Service Sheet www.southwellminster.org/music-lists.html
Entrance: Free but £3 suggested donation
Disabled: Easy access for disabled & wheelchair available
Digitally-recorded audio guide, £3; groups by arrangement
Refetory situated on the North side of the Minster, open Mon-Sat: 09.30-16.30 (17.00 summer); Sun: 12.00-16.30
Cathedral shop, next to the Refectory, open Mon-Sat: 09.30-17.00 (16.30 Jan-Mar); Sun: 12.30-16.30
E-mail address: email@example.com
Minster Office 01636 812649
Organist & Rector Chori
Paul Hale (since 1989)
The Minster Choirs consist of the Cathedral Choir (boy Choristers & Lay Clerks who sing 6 services a week); the Girls' Choir (aged 12-18, who sing one to two services a week) and the Minster Chorale (adult voluntary choir, who sing about 24 services a year). The boys & girls are educated at the 900 year old Minster School, now in £34m new buildings. There is a unique music-specialist Junior Department solely for musical boys & girls. The School has Specialist Status for music. A full music list will be found on the Minster website (see link above).
There is a 4 manual organ by Nicholson of Worcester (1996) on the Quire screen and a 3 manual organ by Binns/Wood (1992) in the Nave Triforium.
Full details of these and the Minster's other organs will be found on the Minster website (see link above)
The Very Revd. John Guille (since 2007)
The Right Revd Paul Butler (since 2010)
The Normans began rebuilding the entire Saxon church in 1108, completing the Nave in 1150. Only the Tympanum in the North Transept remains of this Saxon Church. The Quire was rebuilt in the Early English Gothic style in 1235 and the Chapter House in 1286. The Quire Screen in the Decorated style was added in 1350 and most of all this is preserved despite the Reformation and Civil War. Some much needed restoration took place in Victorian times including the distinctive 'pepperpot' spires of the West Towers.