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Abbey of St Edmund 1000th Anniversary Celebrations

A year of 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 Cnut.

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 and to West Suffolk Council and Bury St Edmunds Town Council for their funding. A big thank you also to all our commercial sponsors including our headline sponsors CLASS UK, Greene King and Treatt. Download the Abbey 1000 What's On Guide now!

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The Churches Together Summer…

The Churches Together Summer Celebration 2022 - Part…

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Through The Centuries Flower…

Fabulous floral displays from flower clubs around the…

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Abbey 1000 Schools…

12 participating schools will share their learning of…

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Medieval Murder Mystery -…

Christians and Jews in Medieval Bury St Edmunds – by…

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Walk • Draw • Explore

Coming this summer, a day of drawing inspired by the…

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Pilgrim Badges; with a…

Part of the Abbey 1000 Celebrations and the Museum's…

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Picnic In The Park - Abbey…

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

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The Significance of the…

Part of the Abbey 1000 Celebrations and the Museum's…

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Medieval Stained Glass - Bury…

Bury St Edmunds and Beyond by Christopher Parkinson of…

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Heritage Open Days: Abbey 1000

Join us for a display and a peek behind-the-scenes as…

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The Abbey and the…

Part of the Abbey 1000 Celebrations and the Museum's…

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A Life in Ruins - A Talk by…

Part of the Abbey 1000 Celebrations and the Museum's…

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The Abbey of St Edmund:…

A new exhibition at Moyse’s Hall Museum which will…

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Bury St Edmunds Literature…

This year's Bury St Edmunds Literature Festival will…

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2022 St Edmund Lecture

The Edmund Lecture will be given in the Cathedral Nave…

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Lavenham Literary Festival

To celebrate 1000 years since the founding of King…

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St Edmund's Weekend…

A light show using innovative 3D projections onto the…

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Abbey of St Edmund Walking…

Special Abbey Tours to celebrate 1,000 years! In 1020…

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Abbey 1000 Heritage Trail

Take a trip back in time to over 1000 years of Bury St…

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St Edmund's Day

Celebrate St Edmund's Day on November 20! Bury St…

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Travelling Exhibition: The…

To celebrate 1,000 years of the Abbey of St Edmund, a…

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Abbey 1000 Sculpture…

A monthly changing display of sculptures will be on…

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