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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?

  • Abbey 1000 - The Catholic Connection

    We are celebrating the millennium of the founding of St Edmund's Abbey, known as Abbey 1000 and will be involved in raising £1,000 for good causes. Click Abbey1000.pdf...

  • 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...

Mass times


St Edmunds, Bury St Edmunds
21 Westgate St. IP33 1QG
Saturday 18.00
Sunday 08.30, 10.30(sung) and 18.00
2nd Sunday of each month 10.30am Mass for Children
(on other Sundays in term time a Children's Liturgy of the Word takes place alongside the 10.30am Mass)

Mass in Malayalam
1st Saturday of each month : 15.30
3rd Saturday of each month: 13.30

Mass in Polish
2nd and 4th Saturday of each month: 16.00

Our Lady Immaculate & St Joseph, Lawshall
Bury Rd. IP29 4PL
Sunday: 10.30 sung Mass

Montana, Gt Barton
East Barton Rd. IP31 2RF
Sunday: 10.30 sung Mass


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Holy Day

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Read the bulletin

Find out what's going on this week and get involved with the various clubs and groups which meet regularly in the Parish. Click here for the newsletter <16th February 2020.pdf>

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.