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Mystic, Connecticut: St. Edmund's Severed Arm Team Field Report

99 Yacht Club Rd, Mystic, CT
From Mystic, drive east about a half-mile on US Hwy 1. Turn right (south) onto Masons Island Rd. Cross the bridge onto Masons Island, bear left onto Chippechaug Trail, then turn left onto E. Forest Rd and then immediately onto Yacht Club Rd. At the gatehouse, tell the guard you're going to Ender's Island to visit the chapel. Cross the bridge onto Ender's Island, park in the lot on the left, and walk to the outdoor chapel (It's a tiny island).
Tell guard you're going to Ender's Island. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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St. Edmund's Severed Arm.

St. Edmund's Severed Arm

The severed arm of St. Edmund Rich, a 13th century archbishop of Canterbury, is on display in a glass case in a tiny outdoor chapel on Ender's Island. Report...

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St. Edmund's Severed Arm

Gotta admit, I had a tough time keeping a straight face when I saw the severed arm. It is in remarkably good condition, and resembles smoked beef jerky in a nice satin sleeve. The scenery outside the chapel is spectacular and serene.

[Jim Hobbs, 08/09/2021]

The arm and St. Edmund parted ways nearly 800 years ago.

St. Edmunds retreat area.

St. Edmund's Severed Arm

What an incredible place! The grounds of the St. Edmunds retreat area are amazing. I wish we had planned to attend a service. The gardens are lovely and the views of the ocean are breathtaking.

[Jenn Bickley, 06/10/2021]

Seaside Chapel.

Seaside Chapel Near Saint Edmund's Arm

While on Enders Island, after you visit St. Edmunds severed arm, you must walk about 40 feet down to the shoreline and experience the Seaside Chapel, where waves slap against the rocks that lead directly into the open air worship area. There is an altar where many have left tokens of remembrance and prayers.

[Kristen Mullen, 08/29/2019]

The arm.

St. Edmund's Severed Arm

You should have no problem getting in the Chapel. The severed arm is in to the left.

[Kent Currie, 11/16/2014]

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