Millennium Project

Thanks to grants from the Millennium Commission, the Stephen Dykes Bower Trust and the generosity of many people, it has been possible to raise the necessary funds to undertake the final phase of building to complete the Cathedral. In 2005 the skyline of Bury St Edmunds changed with the completion of a magnificent 150 ft (45m) Gothic lantern tower. Five years in construction, the Millennium Tower and other works – the North Transept, the Chapel of the Transfiguration, a crypt  and East Cloisters – have been built, employing traditional materials and methods. The Chapel of the Transfiguration was consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury in June 2009. In 2010 a painted and gilded vault was unveiled under the Tower .