Forthcoming Events

We host a wide variety of events at the Cathedral, you can find details of forthcoming ones below.

Lunchtime Recital

Friday 28 April

1.10 pm

Given by Students from County Upper School

Admission Free/Retiring Collection

Drama at the Deanery

Febronia & Mary written by Richard Stainer

Friday 5 May 2017
7 pm for 7.30 pm start

The Deanery, The Great Churchyard

Join us for an evening of Drama to deliver two monologue performances in the home of The Very Revd Dr Frances Ward, The Dean of St Edmundsbury.

Febronia performed by Sian Notley: Febronia, St Peter's wife, whiles away the sea journey to Rome by telling her fellow passengers about what it is like to be married to a follower of Christ.

We know that St Peter had a wife as his mother-in-law is mentioned when she is cured by Jesus (Matthew 8:14), however we know nothing about her. In this play Febronia is St Peter's wife and as she travels with him by sea to Rome, she recounts her life with him. Exasperated and loving by turn she reveals what it is like to live with a man who is obsessed by someone else i.e. Jesus Christ. She tries to make sense of her relationship with Peter and with Jesus. Ultimately this is a play about love and about how the early church wrote women out of its history.

Mary is a new monologue written to complement 'Febronia'.  Mary is performed by Sue Harrington Spier.  Mary Magdalene appears before the Court of History to defend her reputation. She has, she claims, been much maligned and points out that she was every bit as important as the apostles, if not more so. She protests that men have rewritten her life to suit their own ends. Mary makes a strong claim for the important roles women played in Christ's ministry.

Both plays are written by Richard Stainer and are humorous and moving in places.

Richard Stainer is a member of the Theatre Royal Writers which supports aspiring theatre and screen writers and helps develop their talents through mutual support and training. 

The price of the evening £10 a head including glass of wine and some nibbles.

Booking is essential and to book please call into the Cathedral Office or tel: 01284 748720.

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Lunchtime Recital

Friday 5 May

1.10 pm

Given by Jason Richards (Organ)

Admission Free/Retiring Collection


Lunchtime Recital

Friday 12 May

1.10 pm

Given by Katharina Nohl (Piano)

Admission Free/Retiring Collection

Lunchtime Recital

Friday 19 May

1.10 pm

Given by Jan Welsh (Violin) and Nigel Tuffs (Guitar)

Admission Free/Retiring Collection



Sunday 21 May at 5.00 pm

This concert given by the Cathedral Choir will feature a setting of the Requiem by Maurice Duruflé.

Tickets: £6 (no discount for Festival Friends) 
This event is promoted by Bury Festival



Late night in the Quire at 10 pm on Tuesday 23 May

The Apollon Duo was formed in 2015 by violinist Dora Chatzigeorgiou and organist Alexander Binns (assistant director of music at St Edmundsbury Cathedral), and explores the seldom heard repertoire for this unique combination of instruments.

Music by composers including Bruhns, Handel, Karg-Elert and Olsson.

Tickets are £6 from 

Thursday 25 May at 7.30 pm




A very welcome return from these masters of Renaissance vocal music under the direction of Peter Phillips, with a programme that celebrates the 450th anniversary of the birth of Claudio Monteverdi.

Tallis - Missa Puer natus
Byrd - Ave verum
Byrd - Justorum animae
Byrd - Laudibus in sanctis
Campkin - Miserere
Muhly - Recordare, Domine
Tallis - Lamentations I
Lotti - Crucifixus a 8
Monteverdi - Crucifixus
Monteverdi - Adoramus te
Monteverdi - Domine, ne in furore
Monteverdi - Cantate domino

Starts: 7:30pm
Tickets: £26, £22, £15, U25s £5, £2 off top price band for Festival Friends

Booking via 

Lunchtime Recital

Friday 26 May

1.10 pm

Given by Musica Poetica

Christopher Webb (Bass-Baritone)

Oliver John Ruthven (Chamber Organ)

Admission Free/Retiring Collection

This concert is part of the 2017 Bury Festival

Lunchtime Recital

Friday 2 June

1.10 pm

Given by SongCycle

Admission Free/Retiring Collection