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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.  Read more

Girl's Choir to Launch at St Edmundsbury Cathedral

The choral music tradition at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, will be enriched soon with the addition of girl choristers. To date the Cathedral Choir has only been open to male voices, with boy choristers and lay clerks, the gentlemen of the choir, forming the main Cathedral choir. From May 2020, girls will be given the opportunity to join a newly formed girls ‘top line’. The Girl Choristers will sing services with the Lay Clerks and on their own, and the boys will continue to do the same. Additionally the Cathedral supports two junior choirs, a Youth Choir (the St Cecilia Chorale) and a Ladies’ Choir (the St Edmundsbury Singers).  Read more

Last Chance to Bid for Herts Big Weekend Tickets!

Roll up, roll up, time is running out for your chance to WIN free tickets to a host of attractions and activities across the Garden of England as part of this year’s Herts Big Weekend…  Read more

1000th Birthday for Bury St Edmunds Abbey

Bury St Edmunds Tour Guides have unveiled a series of special brand-new tours for 2020 to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund.  Read more

Herts Big Weekend 2020 Ballot opens

Roll up, roll up, your annual chance to WIN free tickets to a host of attractions and activities across the county has arrived. What are we talking about? Why, the Herts Big Weekend of course!  Read more

The Hertfordshire Hall of Fame

Forget the Hollywood hills – this awards season it’s time to head for the bright lights of Hertfordshire with a list of filming locations that are sure to make you go a little starry-eyed.  Read more

Abbey of St Edmund Celebrates 1000 Years

Groups visiting Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk during 2020 can celebrate the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund by King Canute 1000 years ago with a programme of events leading up to the weekend of St Edmund’s Day on 20 November 2020.  Read more

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