Children & Families

There’s lots to do for children, families and young people at St Edmundsbury Cathedral! Our activities below are all free of charge and we welcome everyone, from all faiths or none. If you’d like to hear more about family and community learning opportunities, please visit the Learning Hub page here.


Young Families

Young Families meets upstairs in the Cathedral Centre (lift available) every Friday from 10.00 – 11.30 am.


You can come and go at times to suit but we ask you to stay with your child/children. Two Cathedral volunteers are there for each session and have been appropriately vetted.


There are lots of toys and a safe area to play. The sessions are free of charge and drinks and biscuits are available. All are welcome.


You can find more details on the Young Families leaflet.


Young Families is suitable for children from 0 – 5 years of age.

Diddy Disciples

Diddy Disciples meets weekly at the Cathedral. If you would like to join, please email for further information.


It is a 20 minute service is led by Reverend Sarah Geileskey, the Cathedral Curate, on Fridays starting at 10 am. The service includes story-telling, music and movement for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their carers.


Join us for a celebration of faith, hope and love, where all are welcome. You’re invited to join our Young Families session afterwards.

The Yard

The Yard

The Yard is a social action project for young people running in 2022. Funding from the Dulverton Trust in partnership with The Lottery Heritage Fund has made the project possible. Our aim is to create a dedicated place for young people in the Cathedral gardens and a space they can make their own.


The Yard is for young people aged 11 – 18. If you’re interested in being part of this project, email Project Lead Jane Dow.


For information on activities in The Yard, click here.