Abbey 1000

In 2020, Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk will celebrate the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund by King Canute 1000 years ago with a year of celebrations...

Join us to mark this historic event! Take a look below to see some of the events being organised by organisations in the town!

Abbey 1000

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The Monastic Life of Melford Hall Tour

12 Apr - 28 Jun
Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury CO10 9AA

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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Abbey 1000 Trail

23 May - 20 Nov
Bury St Edmunds Town Centre

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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Abbey 1000 Sculpture Exhibition

23 May - 22 Nov
Abbey Gardens, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LS

An Abbey 1000 Group supported event ......

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Children's Crafts at Ickworth – Celebrating Bury St Edmunds History & Abbey

23 May - 31 May
National Trust Ickworth, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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The Lark, The Linnet and the Abbey

13 Jun - 13 Jun
The Edmund Room, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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Sing1000

14 Jun - 14 Jun
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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Talk: The Abbey of St Edmund

18 Jun - 18 Jun
St Edmund's Catholic Church. 21 Westgate St, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1QG

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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The Abbey of St Edmund Exhibition

01 Jul - 30 Sep
Moyse's Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds

An Abbey 1000 Group supported event ......

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Bite Size Abbey Walking Tour for Abbey 1000

01 Jul - 30 Sep
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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Abbey Habits Walking Tour for Abbey 1000

02 Jul - 28 Sep
Meet outside the Abbeygate on Angel Hill

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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The Dark Side of The Abbey Walking Tour for Abbey 1000

03 Jul - 29 Sep
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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The Legacy of The Abbey Walking Tour for Abbey 1000

04 Jul - 26 Sep
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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Circling The Abbey Walking Tour for Abbey 1000

05 Jul - 27 Sep
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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Picnic in The Abbey

11 Jul - 11 Jul
Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds

An Abbey 1000 Group supported event ......

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Symposium – Secrets of the Abbey: History Returns & The Mediaeval Baebes

11 Jul - 11 Jul
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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Through The Decades Flower Exhibition

15 Jul - 19 Jul
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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Kings & Queens Day

27 Jul - 27 Jul
The arc shopping centre, Bury St Edmunds

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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A Pilgrimage of Song - Route 2: Rougham to the Cathedral

22 Aug - 22 Aug
Rougham to St Edmundsbury catCathedral

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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Conference: St Edmund’s Abbey - From Rise to Ruins: A Review of the Evidence

17 Oct - 17 Oct
St Mary's Church, Honey Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1RT

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra

24 Oct - 24 Oct
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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Bury Bach Choir

14 Nov - 14 Nov
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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Abbey 1000 - Spectacle of Light

20 Nov - 22 Nov
Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds

An Abbey 1000 Group supported event ......

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A Night at the Cathedral

20 Nov - 20 Nov
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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Edmundtide

21 Nov - 21 Nov
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!...

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