Forthcoming Events

We host a wide variety of events at the Cathedral, you can find details of forthcoming ones below.

Friday 18 May 2018 

1.10pm Lunchtime Recital, Amanda Heath (Voice), Music by Head, Barber, Fauré, Dvoƙák

Sunday 20 May at 10.00 am

St Edmundsbury Cathedral Choir sing ‘Great Cathedral Music’

To include:

Victoria – Missa O Quam Gloriosum

Harris – Strengthen ye the weak hands

Ireland – Greater Love

Alexander Binns (Organ)

James Thomas (Conductor)

Tickets £6 - Apex Box Office

Tickets available on the door

Tuesday 22 May at 10.00 pm

Late Night Concert

Organ Music for Pentecost played by James Thomas and Alexander Binns

Bach two settings of ‘Komm, Heiliger Geist’ from the Eighteen Leipzig Chorale Preludes and Messiaen’s monumental Messe de la Pentecôte

Tickets £6 Apex box office

Available on the Door

Wednesday 23 May from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm

This is an hour-long, one-woman show starring actress Alexis Leighton and explores in readings and monologues the life of Charlotte Payne-Townshend: Feminist, Fabian and wife to George Bernard Shaw. The script is drawn almost entirely from the writings and letters of Charlotte, Shaw and others in her life including Beatrice Webb, Mrs Patrick Campbell and T.E .Lawrence

Charlotte was in many ways a remarkable woman. Like Shaw, she was a Protestant from Ireland ,but born into incredible wealth, she developed a strong sense of social responsibility and was passionate about alleviating poverty and promoting Women's Education, as well as supporting the Suffragette movement. She financed the establishment library at the London School of Economics . 

Her marriage to Shaw was unconventional to say the least, and not without tribulation, but it lasted over forty years and Shaw once said he could never have married anyone else.

MRS SHAW HERSELF uses incidental music on Celtic Harp for this most unusual of Irish love-stories.


Free but donations welcome, no booking required.   

St Edmundsbury Singers 30th Anniversary Concert at 8.00 pm

The St Edmundsbury Singers (the Cathedral’s Ladies’ Choir) celebrate their 30th Anniversary this year.

James Thomas (Organ and Piano)

Alexander Binns (Conductor)

To Include:

Chilcott -  A Little Jazz Mass

Poulenc - Litanies à La Vierge Noire

Tickets £6 – Apex box office

Tickets available on the door

Friday 25 May at 1.10 pm

Lunchtime Recital            1.10 pm

Thomas Hawkes (Organ)

Music by Bach and Mozart

Admission Free/Retiring Collection

19 June to 17 August 2018

Threads through Revelation

A spectacular display of fourteen huge textile panels


For more information on this exhibition, please click here to view the poster.