Research tells us that post-holiday blues endure for an average of five days and one in eight workers admit it can take them ten days to return to work mode after a break. This may be your experience at this time of year after being on holiday and with schools about to start again. On holiday we can feel like our true selves, free from the strains and stresses of everyday work and life. They can be times when we remember the spiritual dimension and have special experiences that remind us of God. In fact holidays are extra-ordinary. They are wonderful, but they are exceptional. Everyday working (if we are employed), family (if we have one) life is the norm. That is where we must learn to know God's presence with us. Visiting St Edmundsbury Cathedral can help you discover that God is always present, even in the everyday stuff that often distracts us from the Divine.


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  • The Arts
  • ..while you are here


eZine Our monthly eZine publication contains lots of information about what's going on in the Cathedral.  NB there is no ezine edition for August 2014. September edition
 Santiago Icon  Every quarter we publish a magazine, Santiago, which highlights aspects of the Cathedral's work.    Summer edition  Autumn 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.

In the Cathedral now

20 September 8.45 - 9.00
Morning Prayer

20 September 9.00 - 9.30

20 September 10.00 - 12.00
Organ Demo: Cambridge Organists Association

For the full diary click here