60 second snippet – Suffolk connections

In 1914 the new Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich was created and the parish church of St James, Bury St Edmunds, designated as its cathedral. The Diocese is more or less co-terminous with the county of Suffolk.


On entering the Cathedral today visitors encounter a sea of blue kneelers, each representing a parish, organisation or school in the county.


Listen to our latest 60 second snippet to find out more. Study the photos in the gallery for a close-up of a selection of the kneelers (click on the image to enlarge).

Further information on the kneelers can be found here



A collection of kneelers

The Cathedral kneeler – St James and Ipswich – the bishop’s mitre

Aldringham – All Saints

Hopton – All Saints

Linstead – Dragon pierced by cross (St Margaret)

Ipswich – Ship

Glemsford – silk weaving

Aldeburgh – Moot Hall

Frostenden – Frog

Groton – USA links

Felixstowe College



Modern day view