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Weeks before Christmas we are surrounded by decorations, gift ideas and seasons greetings. It might seem impossible to avoid the commercial pull at this time of year. But for four weeks in December Christians observe Advent, a month to reflect on challenging themes: justice, judgement, the meaning of life. Advent reminds us that there is another reality beyond the present addiction to shopping and consuming. You are welcome to explore this greater reality at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

 

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Santiago 2018 thumbnail Santiago de Compostela Pilgrimage 2018

A pilgrimage 4-11 May 2018 walking from Santiago to Finisterre, ‘the ends of the earth’. The Camino Finisterre is the ancient pilgrimage route taken by pilgrims after completing their journey to Santiago.
For those who prefer not to walk, a shorter trip, 9-11 May 2018, is available, linking up with walkers, and offering a tour of Santiago and coach trips to Finisterre and Lugo on the Camino paths.
More details here
    

eZine

Our monthly eZine has information about Cathedral life.
December 2017

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The quarterly Santiago magazine features news about the Cathedral and Diocese.
Winter 2017 edition

 

Services

 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.
 

 Our regular pattern of services is:

Monday-Friday
7.40 am Morning Prayer(Bank Holidays at 8.40 am)
8.00 am Holy Eucharist (Bank Holidays at 9.00 am)
5.30 pm Evening Prayer (Monday) or Evensong (Tuesday-Friday)

Wednesday
1 pm Holy Eucharist

Saturday
8.45 am Morning Prayer
9.00 am Holy Eucharist
3.30 pm Evening Prayer or Evensong

Sunday
8.00 am Holy Eucharist
10.00 am Sung Eucharist (on feast days Solemn Eucharist)
11.30 am Mattins (except 1st and 5th Sunday)
3.30 pm Evensong

Please note: during certain times of the churches year e.g. Christmas, Easter, feast days; Bank holidays and the summer season this pattern may be subject to change, please see detailed Service Schedules above. These are uploaded every two weeks.

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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. Saturday study days also take place from time to time. 

Pilgrims' Kitchen and Shop

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The Pilgrims' Kitchen is open Monday to Saturday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.  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.

NB The Shop closes at 4 pm in January and February.