As we prepare for Christmas, it is good to keep in mind what the fuss is all about.
"Maybe it is in the waiting for God, not in the wandering from store to store, that we find our way.
Maybe it is in the friendship of God, not in the frenzy of the crowds, that we are led to the manger.
Maybe it is in the steadfast love of God, and not in the pile of stuff under the tree, that we find what we have been searching for all our lives.
Maybe, just maybe, God of Advent, this year will be different. Maybe, just maybe, we will let you lead us to Bethlehem." (Thom M Shuman)
You are welcome to discover the meaning of Christmas at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.


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eZine Our monthly eZine publication contains lots of information about what's going on in the Cathedral. December edition January 2015 edition
 Santiago Icon  Every quarter we publish a magazine, Santiago, which highlights aspects of the Cathedral's work. Winter edition




 The ground on which St Edmundsbury Cathedral is built has been holy ground for over a thousand years. Every day of the year, Morning and Evening Prayer is said or sung and the Eucharist is celebrated. In addition, thousands of people come from all over Suffolk and beyond to worship God at special services throughout the year, which celebrate our common life and acknowledge our common concerns.


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We host a wide variety of events at the Cathedral, you can find details of forthcoming ones on our what's on page

The Edmund Centre for Arts and Theology, based at the Cathedral, is a space where the dialogue between human imagination and religious faith is pursued. Courses are run and events held.

The Edmund Gallery is the Cathedral's art gallery and exhibition space. Situated adjacent to the Cathedral on Angel Hill. Details of exhibitions in the Edmund Gallery and other information about the Gallery can be found on its page.




Refectory and Shop

 Refectory Icon The Refectory is open Monday to Saturday 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Closed Sundays. More information can be found here. 
 Shop Icon

Our shop stocks a great selection of Cathedral-related items and is open Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm and Sunday 11.30 am to 4.00 pm.  Find more details here.