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 Abbey 1000 C.I.C. (made up of different organisations in the town), alongside The Abbey of St Edmund Heritage Partnership. 

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 Walking Tours

01 Apr - 31 Oct
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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Travelling Exhibition: The Story of the Abbey of St Edmund

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Secrets of The Abbey: History Returns - exhibition of manuscripts

02 May - 08 Jun
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Manuscripts from the Abbey of St Edmund on display! Seven manuscripts...

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M R James on The Abbey Church at Bury

26 May - 26 May
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A recreation of M R James' lecture on the Abbey...

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Rachmaninov Vespers

27 May - 27 May
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Into The Light - In celebration of 1000 years of the Abbey of St Edmund

28 May - 28 May
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Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra presents a musical celebration of 1000 years of the...

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Abbey 1000 Heritage Trail

30 May - 20 Nov
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A brand new self-guided Abbey 1000 Heritage Trail around the town...

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Talk: Dissolution - What Happened Next?

07 Jun - 07 Jun
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ORA Singers

11 Jun - 11 Jun
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Part of the Aldeburgh Festival 2022!...

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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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Through The Centuries Flower Exhibition

22 Jun - 26 Jun
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS

Fabulous floral displays from flower clubs around the county will...

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Talk: Fleeces to Philanthropy

21 Jun - 21 Jun
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The Churches Together Summer Celebration 2022 - Part of Abbey 1000 Celebrations

26 Jun - 26 Jun
Abbey Gardens, 22 Mustow Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1XL

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Abbey 1000 Schools Celebration

29 Jun - 29 Jun
The Abbey Gardens, 22 Mustow Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1XL

An Education Heritage Project led by Community Artist and Educator...

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The Abbey of St Edmund: Artisan and Pilgrimage Exhibition

01 Jul - 30 Sep
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Part of the Abbey 1000 Celebrations!...

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Walk • Draw • Explore

02 Jul - 02 Jul
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Coming this summer, a day of drawing inspired by the...

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Picnic In The Park - Abbey 1000

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

You’re invited to pop into the Abbey Gardens on 16th...

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Bury St Edmunds Literature Festival 2022

14 Oct - 15 Oct
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This year's Bury St Edmunds Literature Festival will take place on October 1...

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St Edmund's Weekend Spectacular

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

A light show using innovative 3D projections onto the historic Norman...

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2022 St Edmund Lecture

19 Nov - 19 Nov
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The Edmund Lecture will be given in the Cathedral Nave...

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