St Edmundsbury Cathedral


Pilgrims and tourists have been visiting the site of St Edmundsbury Cathedral for over a thousand years.

About this church

Originally dedicated to St Denys, the parish church of St James has grown and developed over the centuries, becoming the Cathedral of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich in 1914. Recently the Millennium Project has seen the completion of the building with the addition of a tower, new cloisters and chapels.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Train station within 250m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets in church
  • Non-accessible toilets in church
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Café in church
  • Café within 500m
  • Church shop or souvenirs

Other nearby churches

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Bury St Edmunds Abbey

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Bury St Edmunds United Reformed Church

As the oldest non conformist church in Bury St Edmunds and one of the oldest in England, the bricks and mortar of this building have born witness to over 350 years of history.


St Genevieve

The ruined church of St Genevieve stands isolated in the wild heathland of the park of Fornham Hall, all that remains is the tower.

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