At Harvest Festivals in October, churches celebrate the variety, beauty and abundance of the earth. As an agricultural county with a coastline, in Suffolk we give thanks for the fruits of the land and the sea. It is good to remember and appreciate the skill and effort of the farmers that grow what we eat - and how the soil which provides the vast quantities of food we consume is just a few inches deep. You are welcome to give thanks for "all creatures great and small" at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.


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Retreat POSTER square Cathedral Retreat November 2017 - led by Bishop Mike Harrison.
Details here.

Our monthly eZine has information about Cathedral life.
October 2017.

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

 Our regular pattern of services is:

7.45 am Morning Prayer(Bank Holidays at 8.45 am)
8.00 am Holy Eucharist (Bank Holidays at 9.00 am)
5.30 pm Evening Prayer (Monday) or Evensong (Tuesday-Friday)

1 pm Holy Eucharist

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

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 5.30 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.