'Our Liberty', a Magna Carta Light and Sound Trail, provides a chance in a lifetime to enjoy a truly illuminating experience that tells the story of how our Magna Carta past meets with the present. Discover the roots of our liberty as shown by this trail linking the ARC Centre with The Abbey Ruins and many places through our Bury St Edmunds in between.

Sunday 19 October  to Friday 24 October , starting from The Apex in Charter Square at 7 pm with the last trail at 9 pm.

You must book your free timed slot to take part. No tickets for this event will be issued; trail maps will be supplied upon production of your confirmation email from the Apex Foyer prior to your time slot.

This event is promoted by the Bury St Edmunds Magna Carta 800 Partnership which comprises of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, St Edmundsbury Borough Council and is led by The Bury Society; it is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

If all time-slots for this day are sold out in the drop-down menu, please return to the What's On listing to book for other dates during October.


Click below to go to the booking page.'our-liberty-light--sound-trail

Thursday, October 23, 2014





The temperature cools, the leaves turn and fall, autumn arrives and we are reminded once again of the changing seasons and the passage of time. At this point in the year, celebrations like Harvest Festival are an opportunity to thank God for the fruits of the earth, as well as marvel at the miracle of life that is all around us. Awe and wonder lead to gratitude and prayer. You are welcome to join the many people who offer their thanks to God in St Edmundsbury Cathedral.


  • Publications
  • Services
  • 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. October edition
 Santiago Icon  Every quarter we publish a magazine, Santiago, which highlights aspects of the Cathedral's work.  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

23 October 9.30 - 16.30
Inspire Exhibition

23 October 12.30 - 13.00
Silent Meditation

23 October 16.45 - 18.00
Choir rehearsals

For the full diary click here