POSTPONED – Abiding Wisdom

May 23, 2020
St Edmundsbury Cathedral

This event has been postponed (date TBC). Please stay updated online and via our social media pages. Thank you.

Abiding Wisdom features speakers Rowan Williams (former Archbishop of Canterbury), Professor Sarah Foot (Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, the University of Oxford) and Abbot Geoffrey Scott (Douai Abbey).


The day will include the opportunity to view manuscripts from the Abbey scriptorium, reunited at their place of origin for the first time in nearly 500 years.


For the event on Saturday 23 May, tickets are £10 and drinks will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

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Benedictine nuns and monks from Abbeys across the country and further afield have been invited by Bishop Martin Seeley and Bishop Alan Hope (Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia) to gather at the Cathedral over the weekend of 23 – 24 May 2020 for an ecumenical celebration of Benedictine wisdom for mission and ministry.


A new Diocesan way of life for all Christians, based on Benedictine principles, will be launched over the weekend.

On Sunday 24 May, the weekend will continue with ecumenical worship led by Bishop Martin Seeley and Bishop Alan Hopes, the Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia, with special visits from His Eminence, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, and the Archbishop of York designate, Bishop Stephen Cottrell.


The liturgical feast will be followed by a great picnic in the Abbey grounds. Afternoon Vespers, sung by an ecumenical Benedictine choir, will conclude the celebration.


All are welcome to this free event, no need to book.