Your Cathedral at Night

On the eve of St Edmund’s Day, Friday 19 November, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, will open its doors for a special late-night experience called ‘Your Cathedral at Night’.


From 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm the Cathedral will be open, free of charge, for visitors of all ages to explore the building. As it is the eve of St Edmund’s Day, visitors can follow a St Edmund trail and there will be craft activities and LEGO building linked to the story of St Edmund. Throughout the evening knowledgeable guides will be on duty, highlighting key features by torchlight. There will be musical interludes and the evening will conclude with Compline at 8.00 pm, a special service, lasting about twenty minutes. This service used to be sung by monks in the Abbey of St Edmund. On this occasion the Cathedral’s youth choir will be singing. ‘Edmund’ buns, a sticky fruit bun, will be offered free of charge and mulled wine and spicy apple punch will be on sale.

This is part of a national initiative called Cathedrals at Night organised by the Association of English Cathedrals.