Services & times


Celebrating St Edward, king and saint

Shrine Edward The Confessor

During Edwardtide, we celebrate the life of St Edward the Confessor, the king and saint whose shrine lies at the heart of the Abbey. St Edward was canonised in 1161, and to this day pilgrims come to pray at his shrine.

Details of our October 2023 celebrations will be announced in the summer.

A reflection on the Shrine

In his sermon on the Feast of the Translation of St Edward the Confessor 2022, the Reverend Robert Latham reflects on the significance of the Shrine's position at the heart of the Abbey, and how the gospel teaches us that to lead is to serve.