60 second snippet – St Edmund
60 Second Snippets
Originally broadcast on St George’s Day, this 60 second snippet (part of a series released during the first lockdown) focuses on St Edmund. 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