religious buildings churches cathedrals etc in Suffolk
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Churches & Cathedrals in Suffolk

Heritage sites also including abbeys, religious monuments in Suffolk...





Suffolk Cathedrals, Historic Churches, Abbeys

St. Edmundsbury Cathedral

Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LS
Tel: 01284 754 933    Fax: 01284 768 655
E-mail: cathedral@burycathedral.fsnet.co.uk     Web: www.stedscathedral.co.uk

For almost 1,000 years the site of Suffolk's Cathedral has been one of worship and pilgrimage. A Norman abbey was built to house the remains of the martyred monarch Edmund, King of the East Angles. In the twelfth century, Abbot Anselm built an additional church for pilgrims to the Abbey, dedicated it to St. James. The nave of today's church is the successor of that church. Little remains of the Benedictine Abbey, as the Church continued to grow over the centuries, until 1914 when St. James' became the Cathedral church of the Diocese of Saint Edmundsbury and Ipswich. Today the Cathedral is open to visitors all year round from 7.30am to 6.00pm.

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