Christmas Tree Festival in the Cathedral Cloisters
The preparations for Christmas are well underway. Christmas Trees are up in shops, in people's homes and in churches. Christmas lights twinkle and sparkle. Children are getting excited. But Christmas is not here yet and that's very significant. Because waiting is good for us. Waiting is part of life: waiting for the train, for a hospital appointment, for a coffee. But in our society with our instant news, faster broadband and mobile devices its easy to be impatient. Waiting is good for us because it reminds us that we are not in control. Advent is the few weeks before Christmas when we get ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus and we wait for that to happen. We wait for God who moves in us when He chooses, not when we want or demand. Its good to practice waiting and you are welcome to wait for God at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.
..while you are here
Our monthly eZine publication contains lots of information about what's going on in the Cathedral. December edition
Notes and News contains day to day news items of local interest to the Cathedral community. December edition
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.
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. ECAT has its own web site.
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.