An Open Day on Thursday 9th October aims to encourage new volunteers to get involved in education opportunities at the newly refurbished Archbishop’s Palace and Southwell Minster.

The State Chamber of the Palace is the venue for the Open Day, which begins at 11am with information sharing, led by Minster Education Officers, Emma Anderton and Diana Ives.   This will be followed by a light lunch and optional guided tour of the Cathedral.  At 2.30pm an afternoon tea will be held for existing volunteers as a special thank you for their contribution, to which new volunteers are also invited.

Volunteers are welcome from all walks of life and with varied skills to participate in different educational events and projects at the Minster and Palace, for example school visits, family fun days and the award-winning Time Travelling, held twice a year, which provides an opportunity to introduce children - many of whom may never have been inside a church - to the Minster and the Christian faith. The project provides educational pilgrimages for primary school children to the Minster and parish churches, and their programme supports the teaching of R.E. in schools for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.