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Abiding Wisdom

Part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations!

Abiding Wisdom
Start Date: 23 May 2020
End Date: 24 May 2020

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

An exploration of Benedictine teachings, featuring special guests Rowan Williams (former Archbishop of Canterbury), Professor Sarah Foot (Oxford University) & Abbot Geoffrey Scott (Douai Abbey). 

The weekend will include a unique procession of monks and nuns into the Abbey Gardens, a sculpture exhibition, the display of rare Abbey manuscripts, and ecumenical worship led by Bishop Martin Seeley & Bishop Alan Hopes, with special visits from His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols, & the Archbishop of York designate, Bishop Stephen Cottrell. 

The celebrations are rounded off with a great picnic in the Abbey Gardens, and Vespers sung by a Benedictine choir.

This event is part of a year of celebrations planned to commemorate the 1000 year anniversary of the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund in 2020.

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