Equal Access - St Edmundsbury Cathedral

St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Following in the footsteps of Edmund, King and Martyr
Monday 23 April 2012
For immediate release
Official opening of new Cathedral entrance
The new improved access to St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, will be officially
opened on Saturday 28 April at 11.45 a.m. in the presence of some of the major sponsors of
the project. Many generous donors, including Suffolk County Council and Havebury Housing
Partnership, have contributed to this essential work.
The new work has seen the incorporation of a ramp into the elegant stone work of the porch,
originally designed in the late 1950s by Stephen Dykes Bower. Local firm, F.A. Valiant and
Son Limited, completed the work in early March.
‘The new access is proving popular with visitors, who can now enter the building through the
main door leading from Angel Hill whether on foot or in a wheelchair or mobility scooter,’
comments Sarah Friswell, the Cathedral’s PR Manager.
Before completion of this work regular visitors and worshippers could only access the
Cathedral by negotiating two steps. A temporary ramp was provided for disabled visitors and
for pushchairs.
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Sarah Friswell, PR Manager, on 01284 748726 or pr.manager@stedscathedral.org
Sarah Friswell, Public Relations Manager
The Cathedral Office, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LS
Telephone: 01284 748726 Fax: 01284 768655 Email: pr.manager@stedscathedral.org