About the cathedral
Once part of the great Abbey of St Edmund, a major centre of pilgrimage in medieval England, the present day St Edmundsbury Cathedral is situated alongside the award-winning Abbey Gardens. It has developed from the parish church of St James into the inspiring building it is today, with the iconic Millennium Tower dominating the skyline of the town. Visitors can enjoy the enlarged church with its three new chapels, new tower and vaulted ceiling, Treasury, cloisters, the Cathedral Shop and a wonderful cafe/restaurant, known as the Refectory.
Throughout the year there are art exhibitions, organ recitals and special events and in the summer months Guided Tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides.
We offer all who come to St Edmundsbury Cathedral a very warm welcome.