Young people interview the Archbishop

A young person interviewing the Archbishop of Canterbury during his visit to the Cathedral

At the heart of Christianity is the Cross – an instrument of torture and death which the Romans used to crucify countless people. Jesus was one of the victims of Roman ruthlessness yet today the cross of Jesus is the object of Christian devotion and prayer. We often ask how God can allow so much suffering in our world. The cross teaches us that God can be found in our suffering – rather than its cause. You are welcome to bring your pain before God at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.


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eZine Our monthly eZine publication contains lots of information about what's going on in the Cathedral. April edition
 Santiago Icon  Every quarter we publish a magazine, Santiago, which highlights aspects of the Cathedral's work.    Spring 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. 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.




Refectory and Shop

 Refectory Icon The Refectory is open Monday to Saturday 9.30 am to 4 pm. Closed Sundays. 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 4.00 pm (in January) and Sunday 11.30 am to 4.00 pm.  Find more details here.

In the Cathedral now

17 April
Maundy Thursday

17 April 19.00 - 20.00
Solemn Eucharist with Stripping of the Altars and Address

21.00 17 April - 0.00 18 April
Vigil at the Altar of Repose

For the full diary click here