Volunteering at St Edmundsbury Cathedral

St Edmundsbury Cathedral has a team of over 300 volunteers who support us in various ways, from tending the gardens to welcoming our many visitors. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, develop skills and give something back to the local community.

There are various roles available from behind the scenes support to more front facing opportunities. Find out more here.

For an informal conversation about volunteering or to find out further details please contact our Volunteer Recruitment Assistant here or call 01284 748720 to arrange an appointment. All prospective volunteers are required to complete our application form and one module of online Safeguarding training.’

The Guild of St Edmund

All volunteers at the Cathedral are members of the Guild of St Edmund. The Guild meets twice a year to acknowledge the contribution of volunteers, to hear talks and share in friendship.


The Guild has a volunteer Chair, who oversees regular meetings of representatives of each group of volunteers within the Cathedral at which they discuss matters relating to volunteering.

Minutes of Guild Committee meetings