St Edmundsbury Cathedral – Half Way There

22nd July 2022

St Edmundsbury Cathedral celebrates a significant fundraising milestone when it places the 100,000th LEGO brick in its Cathedral build project – the halfway mark.

The build project was launched in 2016 to raise £200,000 for cathedral funds,  and the cathedral is delighted to find six years (and one pandemic) later, it is able to place the 100,000th brick.

The 100,000th brick will be placed on the large Cathedral model at 11.00 am on Friday 27 July by the Dean, the Very Revd Joe Hawes – part of a morning of family-friendly LEGO-related activities to build (bricks provided) statues, stained glass windows, pews and even the patron saint himself, St Edmund!

Visitor Experience Manager (and Head of LEGO), Sarah Friswell, said:

“Our LEGO model is always a big hit with visitors, both young and old. To be at the halfway point of this massive build is so exciting and we welcome families of LEGO lovers to join us for what promises to be a great morning of fun activities.”

Visitors can add a brick to the Cathedral model and follow a special LEGO trail around the Cathedral. There will even be LEGO-themed refreshments.

No booking required – just turn up on the day between 10 am and 12 noon.

Chester, Durham and Exeter are also building models of their buildings in LEGO bricks to raise funds.  The models grow as visitors donate £1 to add another brick.  

Photo Credit – Tom Soper photography