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“Treasure room a treasure”

St. Edmundsbury Cathedral
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 November 2017

A lovely cathedral with beautiful stain glassed windows. An organist was playing as we visited which made for a beautiful atmosphere. The treasury is a great development charting the history of the practices of the church through the centuries

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PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you so much for leaving us a review and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and listening to the organ rehearsal.

Our Treasury has a number of interpretation boards about the history of the Cathedral and is also used as an exhibition space for books from our Ancient Library, our current exhibition is called Luther 500.

Best wishes,

St Eds Cathedral

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

I am quite at a loss to understand all the other enthusiastic reviews. The architecture is flat and banal - quite undistinguished , the newly built tower hopelessly unimaginative, the victorian stained glass is not even good of its limited kind. No sense of spirituality. There you go.

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PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

We are very proud of our architecture and our Millennium Tower which represents an example of traditional craftsmanship in the modern age.

In 2010, the Vaulted Ceiling project was awarded the RIBA Spirit of Ingenuity Heritage Award for Pure Conservation of an Historic Building and many of our visitors enjoy marvelling at the beautiful colours in the design.

Many of our visitors also welcome the peaceful spiritual haven the Cathedral offers from the outside world, but we appreciate that not everyone feels the same way.

We recommend visitors take a guided tour to learn more, or ask our welcomers any questions they may have about the building.

Best wishes,

St Eds Cathedral

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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

I have seen a lot of churches yet this one is so very special. Fantastic vault. Glass lead windows with beautiful depictions over all the cathedral. Very friendly, informative and helpful people maintaining this. Recommend to take a walk outside in the park as well. And do not forget the treasure room...

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PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and felt welcomed. We have a fantastic volunteer team who welcome our visitors.
We hope you may be able to return at some point in the future.
Best wishes,

St Eds Cathedral

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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

The Lego model of the cathedral is a great idea to raise money. It's mind blowing to think it takes £11500 to run the place each week! It's beyond me how the money is raised. Really impressed by all the work going on to clean the windows and stone work. Such an inviting ambience. Will be back for singing during the Christmas fayre.

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PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us.

Our LEGO fundraising project has been a great initiative for raising money but also encouraging new visitors to us. Thanks to our visitors generosity and our volunteer builders we have placed over 30,000 pieces of LEGO.

The restoration project is due to finish end of January time and we anticipate after this there will be no major works for a number of years. We look forward to welcoming you during the Christmas Fayre.

Best wishes,

St Eds Cathedral.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is a very peaceful place to sit and relax or pray. It is a small cathedral and I liked the simplicity of the church.

Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Graham J
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PRsteds, Public Relations Manager at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you for your review. We are one of the smaller Cathedrals only becoming one in 1914 with the creation of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. We are glad you felt at peace at the Cathedral.

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