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Archbishop launches centenary celebrations in Bury St Edmunds

Bishop David Thomson, Archdeacon Ian Morgan, Archbishop Justin Welby and the Dean of St Edmundsbury Cathedral Dr Frances Ward

Bishop David Thomson, Archdeacon Ian Morgan, Archbishop Justin Welby and the Dean of St Edmundsbury Cathedral Dr Frances Ward

The Archbishop of Canterbury has launched the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese’s centenary celebrations.

The Most Rev Justin Welby presided over a midday Eucharist service at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, in Bury St Edmunds, today with 900 guests to set the mood for the year of festivities.

During his visit, the leader of the Church of England met with representatives from several community projects including the Town Pastors scheme, which aims to make Suffolk’s nightlife safer.

He said: “We’re delivering really effective work at a local level and that’s what the church does brilliantly.”

The day also included the launch of a Centenary Fund in partnership with the Suffolk Community Foundation.

The Fund will help support projects by the end of the year which work with young people and support church work and community projects.

For more pictures and details see Friday’s Bury Free Press newspaper.

 

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