Update on Cathedral worship, prayer and visits


The Cathedral is open for worship and personal prayer. Some services will continue to be livestreamed via the Cathedral’s Facebook page. The Cathedral is now open for visits.


In response to recent growing concerns regarding the spread and mutations of coronavirus please take note of the following when visiting the Cathedral.


  • The Cathedral actively encourages the wearing of face coverings when attending worship, including during the singing of hymns. This is both for your own safety and the safety of others attending.
  • Please use the hand sanitiser that will be available on entry.
  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please do not attend the Cathedral.


Service schedules:


Sunday 28 November – Sunday 5 December

Sunday 5 December – Sunday 12 December


For more details, please see our WORSHIP page. To access livestreamed services, please visit the Cathedral’s Facebook page at the given time.


Please note that if you attend a service in person, the Cathedral may use photographs, video or livestream in which you may appear, and which could be used in the public domain including social media. If you or your family do not wish to be viewed on the livestream video feed for a service at which you are present, please let a warden know before the service begins.

Master Plan

Take a look at our new Master Plan for St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

Update on visiting the Cathedral


The Cathedral is now open for visits. Mondays to Fridays 10.00 am to 5.30 pm, Saturdays 10.00 am to 4.00 pm and Sundays 12.30 pm to 3.00 pm.


We look forward to welcoming you.  Further information.


The Dean, Joe Hawes

Welcome to a place of contrasts!

A building which stands on ancient ground, yet many of whose stones are still new.

A soaring space which can provide room for quiet and intimate reflection.

A place of grand occasion, which still aspires to be a simple tent of meeting for any who come in search.

A structured community which wants to make space to be truly inclusive.

A place of establishment rooted in one of the most radical movements in history.

A gathering of contemporary men, women and children whose lives are inspired by Jesus, who lived, died and rose again two thousand years ago, and still speaks to us today.

A place of stability, always on the move.

A place of simplicity, generous in hospitality.

A place of tradition, experimental in intention.

Welcome to St Edmundsbury Cathedral, poetry in stone, wood and glass, a community of living stones journeying together to the Kingdom.