60 second snippet – St Edmund

60 Second Snippets

The second snippet in our series focuses on St Edmund. This week we mark St George’s Day, current day patron saint of England. However St Edmund was the first patron saint and there are many people, especially in Suffolk, who would like to see Edmund re-instated to that position.

 

Keep reading to find out more.

In the town named after him, there is bound to be much to find out about St Edmund. The Cathedral added ‘St Edmund’ to its dedication in 2009 (it was already dedicated to St James).  Click on the audio link to find out more with photos to accompany the words. (Click on photos to enlarge).

 

 

There are other images of St Edmund in Bury St Edmunds. Read more here.

Read the story of St Edmund here

The town had planned a big celebration in 2020 to mark the 1000th anniversary of the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund. We hope that this may still happen – just not at the moment. Find out about the importance of the Abbey here

Images:

 

Edmund near the West Front (Elisabeth Frink)

 

Edmund in stained glass/Nave (Clayton and Bell)

 

Edmund in the Edmund Chapel (Leonard Goff)

 

The martyrdom of St Edmund (Sybil Andrews)

 

Edmund in the Lady Chapel (Brian Whelan)