Suffering is part of our lives. It comes our way in many forms, even those of us who live privileged, comfortable, affluent lives. We can't avoid pain, accident, grief, heartache, anxiety, anger, empathy for other people, and so on. If we resist the reality of suffering we make our suffering worse, yet we often wonder "why me?". The Cross of Jesus prompts us to embrace our pain. Jesus shows us that suffering can be a pathway to God. You are welcome to look at the Cross in St Edmundsbury Cathedral.


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eZine Our monthly eZine publication contains lots of information about what's going on in the Cathedral.  March edition April edition
 Santiago Icon  Every quarter we publish a magazine, Santiago, which highlights aspects of the Cathedral's work. Winter edition Spring edition
Arts Leaflet Our current Arts and Events leaflet (March until June 2015) can be found here




 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 Study Centre, based at the Cathedral, is a space where the dialogue between human imagination and religious faith is pursued. Courses are run and events held. A creative writing group meets monthly (forthcoming meetings 7-9 pm on Monday 13 April, Monday 1 June, Wednesday 1 July). Saturday study days also take place. For further details please contact Jayne Whiteman on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.




Pilgrims' Kitchen and Shop

 Refectory Icon The Pilgrims' Kitchen is open Monday to Saturday 8.30 am to 5.30 pm. Closed Sundays. More information can be found here. 
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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.