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Welcome

Just as the doors of our church are open in welcome every day to the people of Bury St Edmunds and its surrounding villages, so we hope this website will serve as an invitation and welcome to you.

St Edmund's Parish is one of the most historical Catholic parishes in East Anglia with the tradition going back to the time when Catholics had to gather in secret. Indeed the original chapel on the site in Westgate Street was and remains hidden behind the large Georgian presbytery dating from 1760. Only in 1791 was it officially licensed for Catholic worship by those in authority. Today, with its home in the later, imposing and recently restored classical church of 1837, the Parish, which extends outside the limits of the town and includes chapels at Lawshall and Gt Barton, is a thriving community of 900 or so people.

We hope that in browsing our website you will find out more about our life, our worship and our witness.

What's on?

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pastoral Letter of the Revd Alan Hopes

    Pastoral letter from the Revd Alan Hope. here...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Bishop Alan's Pastoral letter

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

  • '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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Mass times

Weekend

MASSES FOR THIS COMING WEEK

Saturday 6th Aug
18.00 Mass First Mass of Sunday For the Parish

Sunday 7th August
19th Sunday of the Year (p969)
08.30 Mass Bernard Richard Cottrell †
10.30 Mass Live streamed Marion Fleming †
10.30 Mass at Lawshall Margaret Ward †
14.00 - 15.00 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Monday 8th August
St Dominic
12.30 Mass at W. S Hospital End of war in Donbas

Tuesday 9th August
St Teresa of the Cross
09.30 Mass Paul Clutterham's Int

Wednesday 10th August
St Lawrence
10.00 Mass Live streamed Mary Thoburn †
10.30 - 11.30 Holy Hour

Thursday 11th August
St Clare
19.00 Mass Mary Thoburn †

Friday 12th August
Feria
09.30 Mass Maria Booker †

Saturday 13th August
Feria
10.00 Mass Mary Thoburn †
18.00 Mass First Mass of Sunday For the Parish

Sunday 14th August
Assumption of the BVM (p1061)
08.30 Mass J & B Reid †
10.30 Mass Live streamed A & V Desira †
10.30 Mass at Lawshall Barbara Pratt †

PLEASE NOTE! During live-streamed services, we cannot guarantee you will not appear on camera.

Sacrament of Reconciliation :
Saturday & Wednesday after 10.00 Mass

Weekday

Holy Day

BULLETIN

The Newsletter is here: <7th August 2022.pdf>

GOING INTO HOSPITAL
If you are going into Hospital please let us know where you are so we find you and let us know if you would like a visit, telephone the Presbytery 01284 754358.