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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?

  • Pope Francis to offer prayers in St Peter's Square

    FRIDAY MARCH 27TH 5.00PM (London time) In order to offer intercession and consolation during this time of exceptional discomfort, the Holy Father will preside over a time of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration in St Peter's Square, without a congregation, on...

  • ACT OF ENTRUSTMENT OF ENGLAND TO THE VIRGIN MARY

    Everyone is asked to make the dedication this coming Sunday. Based on Prayer of Erasmus 1532, Dedication of England to the Mother of God 1893. Prayer for England, Cardinal Griffin's Act of Consecration 1948, Act of Consecration St John Paul...

  • Message from Cardinal Vincent Nichols

    The latest message from Cardinal Vincent Nichols to the Catholic Church of England Wales regarding the closing of our church buildings. Click here...

  • LIVE STREAMING MASS

    Watch Catholic Mass Online at St Edmunds from your home computer or mobile device. Connect to this page while our church is celebrating Mass or while a church service is being held. here If you'd like to follow and respond...

  • Abbey 1000 - The Catholic Connection - UPDATE

    QUIZZES ON 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 APRIL - POSTPONED (NEW DATES TO BE ARRANGED AND WILL EVENTUALLY BE NOTIFIED BY E-MAIL). Apologies for any inconvenience caused. TOURS WILL GO AHEAD AS PLANNED (TURN UP AND PAY ON THE DAY)....

  • Years of Faith

    'Years of Faith' has just been published on this website - read more about it in the Archives section'...

  • St Edmund's Youth Club

    Sept 2019 to July 2020 Meetings to be Arranged/Confirmed Facebook...

  • Lent Programme 2020

    Attached is the Lent Programme 2020 Lent Programme 2020.pdf...

Mass times

Weekend

MASSES & SERVICES FOR THIS COMING WEEK: (Live Streaming)

Sunday 29th March 10.30 Mass

Monday 30th March 12.30 Mass

Tuesday 31st March 10.00 ROSARY
19.30 Mass

Wednesday 1st April 10.00 Mass

Thursday 2nd April 10.00 ROSARY
19.30 Mass

Friday 3rd April 07.00 Mass

Saturday 4th April 10.00 Mass

Sunday 5th April 10.30 Mass

Before each Mass there will be a time of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

Weekday

Holy Day

IMPORTANT NEWS/LIVE STREAMING MASS/BULLETIN

Watch Catholic Mass Online at St Edmunds from your home computer or mobile device. Connect to this page while our church is celebrating Mass or while a church service is being held. here

If you'd like to follow and respond in the Mass but are unsure of the words, download this PDF Order of Mass.pdf document which contains all of the responses (Link opens in new window).

The Catholic Church in England and Wales will suspend public Masses and other liturgies from this Friday, 20 March, to delay the spread of the coronavirus.

The decision, which was made in consultation with the bishops of all the dioceses and archdioceses of England and Wales, was announced on Wednesday.

You may like to read the links below for further information:

https://www.rcdea.org.uk/public-acts-of-worship-to-stop-in-catholic-churches

https://www.cbcew.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/03/Liturgical-Advice-to-Bishops-COVID19-180320

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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.