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Some explanatory notes concerning the wedding of Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds

Following the wedding of the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Carrie Symonds, Westminster Cathedral issued the following statement: 'On Saturday 29th May, the wedding of Carrie Symonds and Boris Johnson took place in Westminster Cathedral. The bride and groom are...

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A Pastoral letter on Creation from the bishops of England and Wales

The Solemnity of Pentecost reminds us that everything which exists, every person and the whole of creation, is a gift of "God the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth." God our loving Father creates and continues to give life...

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Reflection by the Bishops of England and Wales

Gathering as Bishops in Conference this week, we wish to pay tribute to all in the Catholic community who have shown such courage, generosity and understanding in the face of adversity this past year. Across England and Wales, families and...

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Booking for Mass

Before you make a booking, please be aware of the following important information: • Please do not arrive at the church more than 15 minutes before Mass begins, but also try to avoid arriving at the last minute. Although queues...

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Live Streaming from St Edmunds

You can watch Mass from St Edmunds on your home computer, or mobile device. During Lockdown 3 we will be live streaming Mass on Sundays at 10.30am and all our weekday Masses. Evening Prayer (Vespers) will also live streamed Sunday...

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'Gift Aid - the good way to give to your Church'

Gift Aid is an arrangement that allows charities, including churches, to reclaim tax on donations made by a taxpayer. It covers weekly giving as well as one-off donations. This means that every donation you make is worth 25% more to...

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RADIO MARIA - A Christian Voice in Your Home

Fr Mike was recently interviewed about hospital chaplaincy for broadcast on 'Padre's Hour' on Radio Maria. Click here for further details of broadcast and how to listen to Radio Maria....

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Statement on Safeguarding

The account given in the IICSA Report of abuse known to be inflicted on children in the Catholic Church in England and Wales in the past 50 years is shocking and overwhelming. At our meeting this week, we Bishops have...

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Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is an ideal way of combining prayer and exercise. Allied to Abbey 1000, an inspirational opportunity has been designed for you to walk (within permitted guidelines) in your own time either or both of two mediaeval routes of pilgrims...

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Catholic Church welcomes IICSA report into abuse

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has welcomed the report, published today, from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, relating to the institutional response of the Church in its duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse...

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PARISH AGM REPORTS

PARISH AGM Unfortunately we have not been able to hold a Parish Annual General Meeting for the second successive year. Last year it was agreed with the Diocese that this should wait until the permanent appointment of a new Parish...

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COVID-19 and Vaccination

Statement from the Bishops Conference Department for Social Justice concerning Covid-19 and Vaccination. Click here...

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Young Adults Prayer Group (YAG)

Meets in the parish on the first Monday of the month. They are now going to hold their meeting on line via Zoom - 8.00-8.40pm. This is an excellent platform for Catholic support. If you are between 20 and 30...

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A test of Faith describes the significance of St Edmund in times of plague

A local historian, tour guide and member of St Edmund's Catholic Church, John Saunders has decided to release a story that he intended for the future but which has assumed current relevance. Inhabitants of Bury St Edmunds will be familiar...

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Abbey 1000 - The Catholic Connection - UPDATE

All Abbey 1000 events up to 31 May have been postponed until further notice. E-mail if you have queries (please keep calls to 01284 767894 to a minimum) Click Abbey1000.pdf...

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