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Advice and guidance on security for places of worship
The news from France and the random, cold blooded murder of the Roman Catholic priest Father Jacques Hamel has been a shock to many of us. It is also very unsettling as it is a Priest doing what so many of us do, simply going about our normal ministry. However, that doesn't mean we should be fearful or overly concerned. We do need to be careful.
Bishop of Ely - Vision for Education
During General Synod, held earlier this month, the Rt Revd Stephen Conway gave a speech on the "Vision of Education". Below is the transcript from this speech.
Pokemon Go is an online game that is played using a mobile device where the player has to find virtual Pokemon characters at real location. It uses the same technology as your Sat-nav, once you have reached a located a Pokemon the mobile-device’s camera is then used to “capture” the virtual creature. Since its release earlier this month, the game has become a worldwide sensation, attracting players of all ages, globally.
Vacancy: Secondary Schools Co-ordinator
The Diocese of Ely invites applications for this Full-Time post as part of the Department of Mission
Imagine the scene…a beautiful summer’s afternoon and Holy Trinity Hildersham decided to experiment with Mossy Church. Ever heard of it? Read on to find out more.
Cambridgeshire Church Leaders commit to working for good of all in our communities
In her first speech as Prime Minister, Theresa May acknowledged that our nation is currently experiencing a “time of great national change”
Charter Fayre and Scarecrow Festival at Magdalen Church
A Charter Fayre and Scarecrow Festival is being held at Magdalen Church this Saturday 23rd July from 12 – 4pm.
News of Regret from Little Gidding
Little Gidding Trust Limited regretfully announce that, due to unforeseen circumstances with respect to the Trust, the appointment of a Dean of Little Gidding will no longer go ahead.
Ordination Weekend - Group Photos
The Children’s Society in the Diocese of Ely.
In the late nineteenth century, Edward Rudolf, a young Sunday school teacher and civil servant in South London, found himself confronted by the brutal effects of poverty on the lives of children.
Statement from the Bishops of Ely and Huntingdon following the terrorist attacks in France
We are sickened and shocked by terrorist attack in Nice, and urge our whole community to join with us in prayer for the bereaved and traumatised families there.
Mothers' Union Newsletter July and August
140th Celebrations at our Garden Party in the Bishop’s Garden in June. Thank you for coming and making this special event so memorable.
Gasogi, kigali –believing in the power of christian education
Gasogi is a remote rural parish to the east of Kigali, in the north of the diocese, at the top of a hill along a very rugged unmade road. Almost every church member is a subsistence farmer, whose only cash comes from selling surplus crops.
Vacancy: Operations Coordinator - St Mary’s Church, Ely
This part time appointment reflects our desire to be a visible and generous church, engaging with our community, growing into faith and deepening as disciples. We seek to proclaim afresh the Good News of Jesus Christ in Ely and support the ministry in our surrounding villages.
St Nicholas Pilgrimage 26 April – 11 May 2017
A journey to the Fiesta di San Nicola in Bari, exploring art, architecture and devotion in Puglia.
Vacancy: Priest in Charge for CAMBRIDGE, St Mark, Newnham and GRANTCHESTER, St Andrew and St Mary
The Bishop of Ely seeks to appoint a Priest in Charge for: CAMBRIDGE, St Mark, Newnham and GRANTCHESTER, St Andrew and St Mary This is a 0.8 stipend (Sundays plus four days a week) that includes a large, recently refurbished vicarage in the beautiful village of Grantchester and a parish office in nearby Newnham, a distinctive community close to the historic centre of Cambridge.
Prayer Book conference to coincide with Readers’ anniversary
The first national conference to be organised by the Prayer Book Society for readers in the Church of England takes place in London in October. It coincides with the 150th anniversary of the introduction of a reader ministry in the Church of England
Ordination Weekend - Photos
During our ordination weekend we saw 10 new deacons and 11 priests ordained at Ely Cathedral.
Impending licensing of incumbent priests includes the Revd Geoff Boucher at Hartford and Houghton with Wyton on 18 July. He will succeed the Revd Canon Brian Atling, who has retired and remains Rural Dean of Huntingdon.
Strategy starts with Mission Audit
The diocesan strategy, Ely 2025, challenges parishes to consider their rôle in their own communities. Undertaking a Mission Audit is often the preliminary task in order to do mission well. Here’s how one parish near Downham Market went about it.
Eleven priests ordained in Ely at Petertide
Eleven new priests werel ordained at Petertide in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 2nd July. The ordinations followed rehearsals and three days of retreat, starting on Thursday 30 June.
Ordination Weekend - 10 new deacons
The ordinations – on Sunday 3rd July followed rehearsals and three days of retreat which started on Thursday 30 June. Those that became deacons at 10.30am included:
Can you help draw in the ‘digitally excluded’?
People who cannot or will not connect to the internet are often people whose lives could be transformed by being on line.
Ely’s Canon David to represent the Eastern dioceses
The Annual General Meeting of the Retired Clergy Association, held at Lambeth Palace on Tuesday 28 June 2016, confirmed the appointment of the Revd Canon David Pritchard (Retired Clergy Officer for the Diocese of Ely) as council member for the dioceses of Chelmsford, Ely, Norwich, St Albans and St Edmundsbury & Ipswich.
Book now to improve your chances of mission funding
Parishes or deaneries thinking of applying for Mission Funding – up to £30,000-a-year for up to three years – from the fund set up to support the diocesan strategy Ely 2025 have less than two weeks to book their opportunity to improve their chances of success.
REV JOHN GROWNS – RIP
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Rev John Growns who died on Sunday 19th June.
Two extra Visitation services for the swearing-in of Churchwardens have been arranged
Two extra Visitation services for the swearing-in of Churchwardens have been arranged for Monday 18th July at 7.30pm in St Mark’s Church, Barton Road, Cambridge CB3 9JZ and Monday 25th July at 12.30pm in Bishop Woodford House Chapel, Barton Road, Ely CB7 4DX.
Ordination of deacons and priests welcomed as ‘occasion of joy’ for the Church of England
The Church of England is on course to ordain around 950 men and women this year to minister in churches across the country, including more than 20 in the Diocese of Ely next weekend.
New safeguarding resource for parishes published
A resource to help local churches do some theological thinking about safeguarding has been published today (30 June) by the Faith and Order Commission (FAOC) in response to a request by the lead bishop for safeguarding, the Rt Revd Paul Butler.