General Information

The Cathedral relies on the generosity of many people to carry out its work and people give their time and expertise in a variety of ways.

If you are interested in helping in this way then please contact Hannah Ratcliffe, Visits and Volunteer Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

People and organisations also give financially and one way of doing this is through considering a bequest in your will. We have a leaflet giving more details:



Pilgrims in Time - The centenary of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

A summary of the main events follows, but for full details see the Diocesan Web Site (opens in a new window) 

Photos of the visit of the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Cathedral can be seen here.


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 2014 marks the centenary of the diocese, a number of special events are planned and there is hopefully something to appeal to everyone.

On 29 March 2014, we shall welcome the Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Revd Justin Welby to the diocese to launch the main programme of events for the centenary year. Full details available shortly.

An exhibition in the Treasury about the creation of the Diocese in 1914 with archival material and an insight in to life in Bury St Edmunds in 1914 runs until 31 March. Do pop in Monday – Saturday 10 am to 3 pm.

There's plenty in store for children and young people too with a full programme of activities inspired by Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.

Celebration services will take place at the Regent Theatre, Ipswich, on 6 July.

The Cathedral will be transformed from 24-27 July by the Reflections Flower Festival.

Pilgrimage is the centenary theme with pilgrimages planned to the Holy Land pilgrimage led by Bishop Nigel to Santiago de Compostella led by Canon Philip Banks or to Kagera with the Dean.

The centenary year will draw to a close with special events and services on Sunday 23 November.


 The Discovery Centre is leading 100 Days of prayer, starting on Ash Wednesday. Find out more here