Ordinations

We are looking forward to Saturday 29 June when Bishop Martin will be ordaining the largest number of people in the history of our Diocese. 17 people will be ordained deacon at 11.00 am, including our Cathedral Ordinand, Sarah Geileskey, and 23 people will be ordained priest at 3.30 pm. As a result of these numbers, entry is by ticket only. Ordinations are a great occasion for rejoicing and giving thanks for one of the many ways God is blessing our church.  Please pray for the ordinands and the benefices where they are or will be serving (this information is available on our services page). Clergy and Readers are welcome to robe and process at these services without tickets, but we do ask that you let us know by calling 01284 748720 or emailing liturgy.admin@stedscathedral.org.

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.