Since the Parish Church of St Edmund was first erected many centuries ago, much has happened in the world and in Downham Market.
However, the one thing that has remained consistent throughout all these years is the life of this Church.
Our town's Church building is a proof of the ingenuity and the faith of our forebears. Here they shared their joys and bore their sorrows. Here they celebrated the presence of Jesus Christ, as we continue to do today.
It is impossible to count how many people have been baptised and married in our Parish Church and been laid to rest from it. It is impossible to know how many people every day have passed through the Church doors simply to worship God, the very purpose for which it was built.
For the best part of a thousand years, men and women of all ages have entered our Church, a haven of silence, peace and beauty, to admire, to think, to pray, or to contemplate.
We warmly invite you to do the same