Monday, October 17, 2011
Bury St Edmunds
Yesterday I paid a fleeting visit to Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England. The most notable feature was the Cathedral, adjacent to the Abbey Gardens. Time being limited, I could only spend half-an-hour in the gardens which were bathed in autumn sunshine. Magnificent trees and beautiful flowers brought a sense of tranquillity, despite there being many people within the gardens. Some were sat in groups on the grass, while others strolled along paths or wandered among the ancient abbey ruins.
I was there long enough to gain a flavour of what was on offer to visitors, and wished I had more time to take it all in. Even at this time of year, the Rose Garden has many fine scented blooms. The history of the Gardens makes for fascinating reading, with mention of King Sigebert of East Angles, who established a Christian community on the site in the 7th century. Catholic King Edmund, from whom the town takes its name, was martyred near Norwich by Saxons in the 9th century. If you would like to learn more about the history of the gardens, please visit the link* below.
Text for the Day
Matthew 28:18, 19 ‘And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”’
*History of the Abbey Gardens
Bury St Edmunds Gardens
Trees in the Abbey Gardens
Bury St Edmunds Cathedral and Abbey Gardens