Edmund Chapel focus for prayer for peace

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A special ‘pray for peace’ area has been set up in St Edmundsbury Cathedral’s Edmund Chapel.

Though the chapel is always available for private prayer, two images have been added showing some of the world’s conflict areas as a focus for prayer. Candles and prayer sheets are available.

Canon Philip Banks, canon precentor, said: “We are encouraging people to take time to pray for God’s peace, for an end to war, for all caught up as refugees and captives.”

The chapel is dedicated to St Edmund who is said to have been murdered in the ninth century for standing by his faith, so it is regularly used to remember people who have died or been persecuted.

For those interested in the cathedral’s recent history, an exhibition will be held there on October 4 from 10am to 4pm of photographs and press cuttings collected by Pam Pitts, a former warden, covering the last 20 years.