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Lent Programme

We begin Lent with the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday, a reminder of our need for conversion. The season that thus begins so starkly does not leave us there, but moves us on, embarking upon a journey of renewal...

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Pilgrimage Day Wednesday 6 April - Part of Abbey 1000 celebrations

Pilgrims have been coming to Bury St Edmunds for over 1,000 years. The Shrine of Saint Edmund in the town attracted pilgrims from this country and all over Europe until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539. Starting at St...

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Abbey 1000 - The Catholic Connection

Abbey 1000 brings together events to mark 1000 years since the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund in Bury St Edmunds. Spiritual and secular events were due to take place in 2020 but were postponed due to the pandemic...

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Pastoral Letter of the Revd Alan Hopes

Pastoral letter from the Revd Alan Hope. Please read more here...

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Honouring Sunday

As the Synodal Pathway of listening and discerning unfolds, we the bishops of England and Wales, are paying particular attention to the hopes and fears, the joys and anxieties of all who are sharing their thoughts and feelings with us....

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The Ten Questions to be Considered by the Parishes as the Diocese Embarks of the Synodal Pathway

On Oct. 10, 2021, Pope Francis formally opened a two-year process called "a synod on synodality," officially known as "Synod 2021-2023: For a Synodal Church." In brief, the process involves an expansion of an established institution, called the "Synod of...

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Bishop Alan's Pastoral letter

Bishop Alan's Pastoral letter in Preparation for the 2023 Synod in Rome. Read here...

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Live Streaming from St Edmunds

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

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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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PARISH AGM REPORTS

PARISH AGM The 2021 Parish AGM will be held after the 10.30 Mass on Sunday 19 September in the Crypt. Please remember that the AGM is just another name for a Parish get-together, and that there will be coffee and...

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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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