Tuesday and Thursday mornings:
After the 10am Mass until 12.30pm
Sunday: after the 9am Mass
First Saturday of the month:
after the 10am Mass until 12.00 noon The Library will also be open on special occasions, as advertised from time to time, and can be opened for groups by prior arrangement with the Librarian.
The Library is named in honour of the Revd. Canon Dr Richard Duckett, Rector of St John’s 1876-1910: his was the inspiration that lead to the building of the magnificent church that is now the Cathedral of the Diocese of East Anglia.
The library was established as part of a continuing programme of renewing and extending the Cathedral’s facilities. It was blessed by Bishop Michael Evans in 2010 and opened on Ash Wednesday 22nd February 2012 by the Revd. Fr James Walsh, Dean of the Cathedral.
The Duckett Library has over 4,000 publications. Subjects include biblical studies, theology, doctrine, catechetics, lives of the saints, pastoral issues, liturgy, church history, spirituality, biography, pilgrimage, religious art, and other religious topics. There is an on-line, searchable catalogue.
The furnishing and equipping of the library was funded partly by the Narthex development, with generous assistance from the Friends of the Cathedral of East Anglia, the Cathedral Development Trust and other donors.
Opening hours are Tuesday and Thursday mornings after the 10 am Mass (approx. 10.45am) until 12.30pm, Sunday morning after the 9 am Mass and the first Saturday of each month after the 10 am Mass until noon.