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Southwell Minster 23 & 24 February

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We will be singing three services at Southwell Minster on 23 & 24 February 2019. we will meet in the nave of the minster at 10.50 on the morning of 23rd.

The music will be as follows:

Evensong 5.30pm 23rd February
Introit: Oculi Omnium and you can find the music HERE
Resopnses Tomkins and you can find the music HERE
Psalms 114 & 115 – I will send these.
Arvo Part – Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis. I will bring copies of these and will send reheartsal copies.
Lauridsen – O Nata Lux. i will bring copies of this but will send rehearsal copies.

Eucharist 11.15 24th February
Mass Setting – Mozart Missa Brevis in G and you can find the music (You need Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus & Agnus Dei) HERE
Creed – Merbecke and you can download the music HERE
Gradual Motet – Handel – Lord I trust thee and you can download the music HERE (Click on the doawnload symbol on the right hand side of the black bar)
Communion Motet – Victoria – Beata Immaculati and you can download the music HERE

Evensong 3.30pm 24th February

Introit – Batten O Sing Joyfully and you can find the music HERE
Responses – Tomkins
Psalm 147 – I will send this
Stanford Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in C and you can download the music HERE
Stanford – The Lord is my shepherd and you can download the music HERE

Uniform: White Shirt/Blouse: long sleeved, with collar, to be tucked in unless it is waist length and meant to be left out (long white shirts untucked look messy) black trousers or skirt of at least knee length, black shoes, plain black ties for the men.

Fee for the weekend £60

People we are expecting to sing
Diana Ellison 1st
Pat Napper 1st
Kathy Butler 2nd
Jan Mundy 2nd
Fiona Jacob 1st
Lorraine Bowden 2nd
Sarah Carruthers 1st
Ros Tatham 2nd
Clare Jackson 2nd
Tabitha Smith 1st
Diana Robinson 2nd
Alison Cruickshank 1st
Chris Nicholls 2nd
Anne McDonald 2nd
Barbara Dale 2nd
Mary Snuggs 1st
Elspeth Lamb 1st
Janet Matthews 2nd
Hazel McCulloch 1st

Ruth Dipple
Henny Chrimes
Helen Maxwell
Val Turnham
Linds Edwards
Holly Nicholls

Mark Westwood
David Jackson
Frank Matthews
Geoff Potter
Paul Gould
Peter Clucas
Stuart King
David Rowley

Toby Wallis
Ian Pykett
John Dale
Michael Hughes
Mike Ward
Tim James
William Avery

Other useful information:
Service Orders of Choral Evensong and Eucharists

Organ music before the service
Introit (sung in the Crossing)
On Fridays and other penitential occasions, the General Confession is said
On Feast Days and Sunday, an Office Hymn is sung.
First Lesson
On Feast Days, an Antiphon is sung.
Second Lesson
Nunc Dimittis
Apostles’ Creed
The Lesser Litany, The Lord’s Prayer and Responses
Prayers of Intercession and the Grace
On Saturday and Sunday, an Offertory Hymn is sung and the Blessing is given.
Dismissal (Final Responses)
Organ Voluntary


Processional Hymn
Lord’s Prayer
Prayer of Preparation
Kyrie Eleison
Collect for the Day
Epistle Reading
Gradual Motet
Gospel Reading
Creed (Merbecke)
Offertory Hymn
Comfortable Words
Sursum Corda and Preface
Sanctus and Benedictus
Prayer of Humble Access
Prayer of Consecration
Agnus Dei
Giving of Communion
Communion Motet
The Lord’s Prayer (Merbecke)
Final Hymn
Prayer of Thanksgiving or Oblation
Organ Voluntary

There is no residential accommodation attached to the Cathedral for visiting choirs. However, here are a few suggestions:

• Sacrista Prebend Retreat House, 4 Westgate
o Situated opposite the Minster, Sacrista Prebend offers bed and breakfast accommodation for a maximum of six people
o Email:
o Phone: 01636 816833
• Brackenhurst College, Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Lane
o Ideal and affordable for larger choirs outside of University term times (eg. during August), Brackenhurst is a mile’s walk from the Minster, or three minutes by car, and there is a regular bus service.
o Email:
o Phone: 01636 817070
• The Saracens Head Hotel
o The Saracens Head Hotel is a famous historic coaching inn nearby that offers a 10% discount to visiting choirs and other parties connected with the Minster.
o Website:
o Email:
o Phone: 01636 812120
• The Reindeer Inn, 26 Westgate
o Website:
o Email:
o Phone: 01636 813257
• Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel, Westhorpe
o Website:
o Email:
o Phone: 01636 815989
• The Old Forge
o Email:
o Phone: 01636 812252 or 07794 183809
• Long Barn Guest Accommodation
o Phone: 07514 244095
• Porphyry House B&B, 66 Easthorpe
o Email:
o Phone: 07858 750706

For more options, please visit

Transport and Parking

The Minster Churchyard has no vehicular access. Car parks are located at Church Street opposite the Minster, King Street around the one-way system, Bishop’s Drive (off Westgate – free long stay) or there is on-street parking in Church Street or Bishop’s Drive. Please note that the car parks on Church Street and King Street are free only for up to two hours and Pay & Display thereafter. You are required to display a ticket, even in a free period.

By prior arrangement, vehicles can be parked in the rear car park of Sacrista Prebend Retreat House. Additionally, a vehicle can get close to the back door of the Great Hall complex for dropping off robes and music, through the Bishop’s Manor driveway, but after unloading, please park elsewhere.

Southwell is 14 miles north east of Nottingham on the A612 and 8 miles west of Newark. Regular trains from London Kings Cross reach Newark Northgate in around 1 hour 20 minutes and to Nottingham in around 2 hours. The Nottingham City Transport Pathfinder Service (Bus 100) runs between Nottingham and Southwell every 20 minutes (Mon-Sat daytime) or every hour (Sundays and evenings): the journey time is around 45-50 minutes. For a timetable visit Stagecoach runs a service (Bus 28/29) between Newark and Mansfield via. Southwell every 30 minutes (Mon-Sat daytime) or every hour (evenings): the journey time is around 25 minutes (29) and 30-40 minutes (28). Please note that Stagecoach has withdrawn their service on Sundays (all day). A timetable can be found at

Eating Out and What’s On

There are plenty of places to eat out in Southwell. Here are just a few recommendations:
• Cafés
o The Refectory, The Old Theatre Deli, Alfresco, Gossips, Southwell Garden Centre
• Pubs
o The Admiral Rodney, The Crown Hotel, The Hearty Goodfellow
• Restaurants
o The Piano (Italian, also does a very good Sunday roast, booking essential), Scoozi (pizza), The Saracens Head Hotel, La Parisienne (Moroccan, booking essential).

Newark is 20-25 minutes away by car (traffic-permitting) with a wide variety of eateries (eg. Pizza Express, Zizzi).

Information about Southwell, what to do and what events are on, can be found by visiting the Visit Southwell website, at Popular sites of interest nearby are the Archbishop’s Palace, The Workhouse, the Southwell Trail (walking), the British Horological Institute, and of course our very own Cathedral, which is free to the public.

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