Open for Prayer

The Cathedral is open for individual private prayer Mondays to Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm.



The 8.00 am and 11.00 am services on Sunday take place in the Cathedral. Due to restrictions on numbers attending, please see here for details of how to attend.


There are services on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Cathedral. See here for full details


Find details of our livestreamed services here.

Prayer Wall

Write a prayer and light a virtual candle here

Pilgrims’ Kitchen

Open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday 10 am to 3 pm for tea/coffee, cakes, scones and lunches.


During August, Pilgrims’ Kitchen is taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out promotion, offering discounted food and (non-alcoholic) drinks purchased Mondays to Wednesdays.


Cathedral Shop

Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm


Full details here


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.