Minsters and Cathedrals

Southwell Minster Chapter is currently reviewing its name “[i]n response to its status and a shift nationally as to what cathedrals are called”. In the introduction to a survey launched on 7 December 2020*, the Dean of Southwell, the Very Rev Nicola Sullivan, said:

“We need your help in potentially selecting a new name for Southwell Minster…the word Minster is not a particularly familiar word with many people across the UK and overseas. We are a Cathedral (1 of just 42 in the country), which is a much wider known and recognizable term which in turn would hopefully lead to an increase in both worshipers and visitors”.

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