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Abiding Wisdom - the gift of Benedict today

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St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Angel Hill

Bury Saint Edmunds

IP33 1LS

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This is one of a series of events to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund by King Canute.

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In 2020, Bury St Edmunds will celebrate the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund by King Canute 1000 years ago. The anniversary will be marked with a year of special events and activities running from November 2019 and culminating on the weekend of St Edmund’s Day, 20 November 2020.

Benedictine nuns and monks from Abbeys across the country and further afield have been invited by Bishop Martin Seeley and Bishop Alan Hope (Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia) to gather at the Cathedral for an ecumenical celebration of Benedictine wisdom for mission and ministry. Abiding Wisdom is an exploration of Benedictine teachings, a day of presentations and conversations on the gift of the Benedictine heritage and way of life for Christians today, featuring speakers Rowan Williams (former Archbishop of Canterbury), Professor Sarah Foot (Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, the University of Oxford) and Abbot Geoffrey Scott (Douai Abbey).

The day will include the opportunity to view manuscripts from the Abbey scriptorium, reunited at their place of origin for the first time in nearly 500 years. Also, a new Diocesan way of life for all Christians, based on Benedictine principles, will be launched over the weekend of 23 - 24 May 2020.

Tickets are £10 and drinks will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

On Sunday 24 May, the weekend will continue with ecumenical worship led by Bishop Martin Seeley and Bishop Alan Hopes, the Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia, with special visits from His Eminence, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, and the Archbishop of York designate, Bishop Stephen Cottrell. The liturgical feast will be followed by a great picnic in the Abbey grounds - please bring your own lunch. Afternoon Vespers, sung by an ecumenical Benedictine choir, will conclude the celebration. All are welcome to this free event, no need to book.

For more details, please go to www.stedscathedral.org/whats-on.

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