The Abbey of St Edmund 1000th Anniversary Celebrations

A year of celebrations has been planned for 2022 to mark 1,000 years since the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund in Bury St Edmunds by King Canute. 

The celebrations are being coordinated by the Abbey 1000 Group (made up of different organisations in the town), alongside The Abbey of St Edmund Heritage Partnership. Please keep checking back for updated information on the 2022 celebrations.

Our grateful thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Lottery Players for their support of our Abbey 1000 celebrations!

The Abbey of St Edmund 1000th Anniversary Celebrations

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Abbey of St Edmund Anniversary Tours

01 Apr - 20 Nov
Bury St Edmunds Town Centre

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Abbey 1000 Sculpture Exhibition

01 May - 30 Nov
The Abbey Crypt, The Abbey Gardens, Mustow Street, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP33 1X

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Secrets of The Abbey: History Returns - exhibition of manuscripts

02 May - 09 Jun
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS

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Pligrimage Walk

14 May - 14 May
St Benet's Norfolk to St Edmundsbury Cathedral

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Abiding Wisdom

14 May - 15 May
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS

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Abbey 1000 BioBlitz

20 May - 21 May
Abbey Gardens and Water Meadows, Bury St Edmunds

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Abbey 1000 Heritage Trail

21 May - 20 Nov
Bury St Edmunds Town Centre

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MR James Lecture

26 May - 26 May
The Athenaeum, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LU

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Abbey 1000 Concert

28 May - 28 May
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1LS

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Talk: Dissolution - What Happened Next?

07 Jun - 07 Jun
Bury St Edmunds Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1PR

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Talk: Riots, Revolt, and Rebellion

14 Jun - 14 Jun
Bury St Edmunds Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1PR

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St Edmundsbury Cathedral Flower Exhibition

20 Jun - 27 Jun
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS

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Talk: Fleeces to Philanthropy

21 Jun - 21 Jun
Bury St Edmunds Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1PR

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Abbey 1000 Schools Celebration

29 Jun - 29 Jun
Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds

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The Abbey of St Edmund: Artisan and Pilgrimage Exhibition

01 Jul - 30 Sep
Moyse's Hall Museum, Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1DX

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Picnic in the Park

16 Jul - 16 Jul
The Abbey Gardens, 22 Mustow St, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1XL

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St Edmund's Day Weekend Spectacle of Light

17 Nov - 20 Nov
The Abbey Gardens, 22 Mustow St, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1XL

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2022 St Edmund Lecture

19 Nov - 19 Nov
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS

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