Christmas Tree Festival in the Cathedral Cloisters
Wolves are usually villains in our stories. We think of Red Riding Hood, the Hobbit and the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. In the story of St Edmund, the wolf is the hero guarding the King’s head, after he had been killed by the Vikings. For millennia, wolves have represented people’s darkest fears. In St Edmundsbury Cathedral there is a wolf in the Sanctuary, the holiest place in the Cathedral, showing that God can accept and hold our deepest fears. God can remember what we try to forget. God can accept the things in us we dare not name. For centuries pilgrims came to pray at the shrine of St Edmund. Visitors to the Cathedral today come with their anxieties and fears as well as their hopes and dreams You are most welcome here to the 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.