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.
PARISH AGM Unfortunately we have not been able to hold a Parish Annual General Meeting for the second successive year. Last year it was agreed with the Diocese that this should wait until the permanent appointment of a new Parish...
Before you make a booking, please be aware of the following important information: • Please do not arrive at the church more than 15 minutes before Mass begins, but also try to avoid arriving at the last minute. Although queues...
You can watch Mass from St Edmunds on your home computer, or mobile device. At present we are live streaming the 10.30am Sunday Mass and the 10.00am Mass on Wednesday Please click here. Evening Prayer is also live streamed each...
Statement from the Bishops Conference Department for Social Justice concerning Covid-19 and Vaccination. Click here...
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 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...
All Abbey 1000 events up to 31 May have been postponed until further notice. E-mail if you have queries (please keep calls to 01284 767894 to a minimum) Click Abbey1000.pdf...
MASSES & SERVICES FOR THIS COMING WEEK
Sunday 25th October
(30th Sunday of the Year)
08.30 Mass &10.30 Live streamed Mass
Monday 26th October (Feria)
St Edmund's 12.30 Mass
at West Suffolk Hospital
Tuesday 27th October (Feria)
St Edmund's 09.30
Wednesday 28th October (SS Simon & Jude)
St Edmund's 10.00 Mass
Thursday 29th October (Feria)
St Edmund's 19.30 Mass
Friday 30th October (Feria)
St Edmund's 09.30 Mass
Saturday 31st October (Feria)
St Edmund's 10.00 Mass
St Edmund's 18.00 Mass (first Mass of Sunday)
Evening Prayer Live streamed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 19.00; Thursday at 18.30
You may wish simply to listen to evening prayer as streamed from the parish YouTube channel, but the texts are available at www.universalis.com If you want the same translations as the clergy, you need to download the app for your phone or computer (non-recurring cost is about £10, although there is a free trial for a month available) Please feel free simply to listen - the Divine Office is the Universal prayer of the Church, and is said by millions of people every day.
The Newsletter is here<25th October 2020.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.