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A Vigil for St Edmund

  • St Peter and St Paul's Church Green St Hoxne. IP21 5AT United Kingdom (map)
by permission of the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York

by permission of the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York

Come and join us to commemorate the 1150th anniversary of the martyrdom of St Edmund.

You are invited to a concert of readings and mediaeval music telling the story of St Edmund. It was presented as an eye witness account by Abbo of Fleury around 986AD. Our version, with accompanying music, is taken from the twelfth century manuscript originally written in Bury St Edmunds around 1130 AD and is presented by kind permission of the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. Our readings will be in English with the music in the original Latin (with a translation provided).

St Edmund was King of East Anglia and was martyred by the Vikings 1150 years ago on 20 November 869 AD. He became the first patron saint of England.

The concert is being held at the church of St Peter and St Paul with St Edmund in Hoxne, Suffolk, the traditional site of his martyrdom.

It is thought that this will be the first performance of this vigil since the Reformation and space is limited so do book early to avoid disappointment.

Concert of readings and mediaeval music with Opus Anglicanum and Zeb Soanes.

Tickets £15 (adults) and £10 (under 16s) with all profits to raise funds for the restoration of the church bells.

Tickets can also be bought in person (avoiding booking fees) from Hoxne Post Office

or by phone (07932 768900)

or email (

Later Event: November 30
Mediaeval Carols at Greenwich