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Bishop of Ely elected to Archbishop's Council

Bishop of Ely elected to Archbishop's Council

The Right Reverend Stephen Conway, who has been Bishop of Ely for five years, is one of only two bishops to have been elected by fellow bishops to serve on the Archbishops’ Council, which steers the policy of the established church for the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.

Thu 4 Feb 2016
Interim Communications Director

Interim Communications Director

Following a meeting of Bishop’s Council last Friday (29 January), it has been decided to appoint Ian MacKellar as Interim Communications Director for the diocese. He will also act as diocesan press officer for the Bishop of Ely.

Tue 2 Feb 2016
New Prayer Calendar

New Prayer Calendar

We are pleased to confirm the new prayer calendar is now available for download and is currently being posted out.

Tue 2 Feb 2016
Diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Bishop Stephen will be leading a diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 2 -12 February. The Revd Alan Partridge has organised the visit of over 30 members of the diocese, both Lay and Ordained, to Palestine and Israel. During the pilgrimage they will visit all the principal sites and shrines associated with the life of Jesus.

Mon 1 Feb 2016
General Synod Papers Monday 15th February - Wednesday 17th February

General Synod Papers Monday 15th February - Wednesday 17th February

The papers for the February group of sessions are now available. There is a zip file containing all the published papers to save the need to download individual files. The papers will also appear on the Synod App. Simply search ‘General Synod’ – available from both the Apple and Google Play store.

Fri 29 Jan 2016
New Church Buildings Consultant appointment

New Church Buildings Consultant appointment

The Diocese of Ely is delighted to announce the appointment of Geoffrey Hunter as the Diocese of Ely’s Church Buildings Consultant, to succeed Jude Johncock.

Fri 29 Jan 2016
In the Beginning was the Word

In the Beginning was the Word

An exhibition ‘In the Beginning was the Word’ is to be held at Ely Cathedral between 4th – 28th February.

Thu 28 Jan 2016
Inter-Diocesan Golf Tournament

Inter-Diocesan Golf Tournament

The 59th EIG Church of England Inter-Diocesan Golf Tournament The King’s Course, The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club, Wednesday 6th July, 2016

Wed 27 Jan 2016
Confirmation Schedule

Confirmation Schedule

Please see a below the Confirmation schedule

Mon 25 Jan 2016
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

This year in this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (18th to 25th January) we are encouraged by the churches of Latvia to acknowledge and proclaim that we are joined in one mission, to carry the Word out into the world as we seek to be salt of the earth and to be light to the world through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Mon 18 Jan 2016
Tell us about your good news story

Tell us about your good news story

Stories and accounts of people's personal journey in their Christian faith inspires and encourages others. Each of our stories is different and people come to faith at all stages of life. But each and every story brings something unique and rich into our shared experience of Christianity and the God who loves us.

Thu 14 Jan 2016
A new Family Resource for Lent

A new Family Resource for Lent

Calling all families in Ely Diocese….Why not try something different this Lent?

Mon 11 Jan 2016
Diocese of Ely Fund Finder

Diocese of Ely Fund Finder

An invaluable tool, developed to make searching for funding quicker and easier The diocese has recently purchased grant finding software designed to give your parish easy access to comprehensive funding information.

Mon 11 Jan 2016
ChurchCare Launches New Resources to Help Churches Celebrate The Queen’s 90th Birthday

ChurchCare Launches New Resources to Help Churches Celebrate The Queen’s 90th Birthday

How will your parish be celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday? Official celebrations are to be held in London from the 10th -12th June 2016 and will include a service of thanksgiving at St Pauls Cathedral, a street party in The Mall and a Birthday Parade on Horses Guard Parade.

Sun 10 Jan 2016
New Deputy Diocesan Secretary and DAC Secretary Appointment

New Deputy Diocesan Secretary and DAC Secretary Appointment

The Diocese of Ely is delighted to announce the appointment of Frances Godden as Deputy Diocesan Secretary and DAC Secretary, to succeed Jane Logan in April.

Fri 8 Jan 2016
Midnight Mass, 2015, at Ely Cathedral

Midnight Mass, 2015, at Ely Cathedral

A little child must have misheard adults wishing each other peace and joy at Christmas. When she got to me, she solemnly wished me pieces of joy.

Thu 24 Dec 2015
VELLORE FLOODING APPEAL

VELLORE FLOODING APPEAL

Recently we have been hearing and seeing a lot about the dreadful flooding in the north west of England. We may also have heard stories and seen images from South India where Chennai, India's fourth largest city, has been suffering from severe flooding caused by the heaviest rainfall for more than a century - many people have died and many more been displaced from their homes. Chennai is only about 50 miles from Vellore, our ecumenical link diocese in the Church of South India and Vellore too has been very badly affected by this flooding.

Wed 23 Dec 2015
Histon’s “Meet the Nativity”

Histon’s “Meet the Nativity”

How Histon’s “Meet the Nativity” intrigued Sunday shoppers with the excitement and vulnerability of the incarnation

Mon 21 Dec 2015
Parochial Fees for 2016 published

Parochial Fees for 2016 published

The table of statutory fees which comes into effect from 1 January 2016 is now available to download.

Tue 15 Dec 2015
Rural Rector Rides In

Rural Rector Rides In

Father Andrew Davey arrived at West Lynn School with a roar to raise awareness for Norfolk Road Safety Week on Thursday 26th November.

Thu 10 Dec 2015
The Advent Sleep-Out Challenge 2015

The Advent Sleep-Out Challenge 2015

For most of us, cold December nights are best spent at home in the warm. But a brave few will be facing the Advent Sleep-Out Challenge, choosing to relinquish a night of home comforts for a night of sleeping out in the Galilee Porch of Ely Cathedral.

Wed 9 Dec 2015
The Future for Fresh Expressions

The Future for Fresh Expressions

With over 3000 new forms of church now existent in the UK, Fresh Expressions has, as described by Archbishops’ Missioner and team leader of Fresh Expressions, Phil Potter ‘transitioned from an initiative into a movement.’

Mon 7 Dec 2015
Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund: Fund open for applications

Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund: Fund open for applications

Earlier this year ten churches within the Ely Diocese were awarded £428,000 between them from the first round of the Fund and we are hopeful of achieving at least the same again in this round if not more.

Thu 3 Dec 2015
Justpray website

Justpray website

Justpray.uk is a new website dedicated to prayer. Launched by the Church of England, it aims to advise people on how to start praying by giving guidance and explanation to what prayer is.

Wed 2 Dec 2015
The New Look ‘Your Church Wedding Website’ is Launched!

The New Look ‘Your Church Wedding Website’ is Launched!

Discover all you need to know about church weddings and vow renewals on the Church of England’s brand new website.

Tue 1 Dec 2015
Deputy Diocesan Secretary and DAC Secretary JOB VACANCY

Deputy Diocesan Secretary and DAC Secretary JOB VACANCY

Job Vacancy : The Deputy Diocesan Secretary is employed by the Diocesan Board of Finance and is accountable in all respects for the discharge of the duties and responsibilities listed below to the Diocesan Secretary, who is in turn accountable to the Diocesan Board of Finance and the Diocesan Bishop.

Tue 1 Dec 2015
New Christmas Film

New Christmas Film

Recent shocking statistics have highlighted that only 12 per cent of adults know the nativity story, with more than one-third of children not knowing whose birthday it is. So the Ely Diocese have worked with the Diocese of Norwich to provide a film to help those of all ages learn the story and discover what Christmas is really about.

Wed 25 Nov 2015
Church of England “bewildered” by cinema ban on Lord’s Prayer

Church of England “bewildered” by cinema ban on Lord’s Prayer

The Church of England has said it is “bewildered” by the refusal of the country’s leading cinemas to show a 60 second advert of The Lord’s Prayer, adding that the “plain silly” decision could have a “chilling effect” on free speech.

Tue 24 Nov 2015
Challenge Parish Buying to Beat Your Costs!

Challenge Parish Buying to Beat Your Costs!

This ‘one-stop-shop' has been created to help your parish save time and money on all necessities from energy suppliers to stationery items, freeing up valuable funds to spend on your mission and ministry.

Tue 17 Nov 2015
Prisons Week 2015 ‘A new and living way'

Prisons Week 2015 ‘A new and living way'

Prisoner's Week, as it was originally known, began in 1975, when Prison Chaplains and other Christians working within a prison environment formed a committee to help prisoners through prayer, letting them know that despite their circumstances, they were not forgotten.

Mon 16 Nov 2015

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