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St Edmundsbury Cathedral to Livestream Services

During the current COVID-19 crisis, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, is livestreaming services daily. Following guidance from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, public worship in the Cathedral and all churches is suspended. However, the Cathedral and Diocese have joined forces to offer twice daily opportunities to livestream worship. Each day, Morning Prayer will be led by the Bishops, the Right Reverend Martin Seeley, Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich or the Right Reverend Mike Harrison, Bishop of Dunwich, from the Oratory Chapel in Ipswich at 8.30 am. Evening Prayer is being livestreamed from the Cathedral at 5.00 pm on weekdays and at 3.30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. A Eucharist Service will be streamed at 12 noon from the Cathedral.

In addition, the Cathedral musicians are providing a piece of organ music each day with an accompanying reflection.

‘These are uniquely challenging times,’ comments the Very Reverend Joe Hawes, Dean of St Edmundsbury. ‘We know how unsettled and anxious people will be feeling. Please know that we are continuing to hold in prayer those who are ill, self-isolated at home, vulnerable and anxious. Our prayer is also in solidarity with those who work in our National Health Service, those who work in emergency service and those who have to take and enact difficult decisions at this time,’ he continues.
‘Christians are always called to be people of confidence, hope, prayer and action. We continue to be The Church; for the time being it will be in a new and different way.’

Links to the live streaming can be found at https://stedscathedral.org/worship

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