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SANG – why not join us and Sing A New Song!

SANG – why not join us and Sing A New Song!

SANG stands for ‘Sing a New Song’ and is a Fresh Expression of Church based at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Arbury, North Cambridge. Aimed at parents, carers and their children aged up to 4 years, SANG uses music and song to help to build community and to explore Christian spirituality.

Thu 1 Dec 2016
No One Should Spend Christmas on the Streets

No One Should Spend Christmas on the Streets

A SHARED MEAL With encouragement from the Alabaré family (specialist staff, dedicated volunteers and other residents) people can put their lives back together, overcome their past, escape the streets and look forward to the future.

Tue 22 Nov 2016
A Christmas Near You - A Church of England Initiative

A Christmas Near You - A Church of England Initiative

This Christmas the Church of England is launching a new website, inviting people across the country to attend local parish services at Christmas.

Mon 21 Nov 2016
Youthworkers, Teachers, Parents and Professionals gather for Seminar on  ‘Depression & Loneliness amongst Young People’

Youthworkers, Teachers, Parents and Professionals gather for Seminar on ‘Depression & Loneliness amongst Young People’

As a repeat of the oversubscribed April Seminar, Ely Diocese hosted this important Seminar as part of their work with the Cambridge Youthwork Collective. Hosted by the Diocese, but led by Speaker Rosie Cunliffe from CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service) the free Seminar examined the current Stats and Youth ‘landscape’ and answered many questions around teen depression.

Wed 16 Nov 2016
Carve a Heart proves huge success

Carve a Heart proves huge success

We are thrilled to say that over 400 young people and youth leaders attended the recent Carve a Heart event, making the night a tremendous success.

Wed 16 Nov 2016
Children's Society shops raise over £90,000 for the Charity

Children's Society shops raise over £90,000 for the Charity

The Children’s Society has two shops in Sawston and one in Cherry Hinton. Between them, these three shops raised nearly £95,000 for the charity in the 2015-2016 financial year.

Tue 8 Nov 2016
A Celebration of Readers from the Eastern Region

A Celebration of Readers from the Eastern Region

On the last Saturday of October, Ely Cathedral hosted a celebration of 150 years of Reader Ministry. The day celebrated Readers and their ministry with workshops, worship, the sharing of ideas and the giving of thanks.

Thu 3 Nov 2016
Wisbech marks Interfaith Week

Wisbech marks Interfaith Week

Wisbech Interfaith Forum and Thomas Clarkson Academy have teamed up together to mark this important event in the annual Faith calendar. Jo Geary from TCA and Bharat Khetani from the Forum state that this is a great chance for people to speak across the generations.

Thu 3 Nov 2016
Cows for Christmas

Cows for Christmas

This Christmas a cow is still the quickest ways to lift a struggling family out of poverty.

Wed 2 Nov 2016
Secondary Schools Co-ordinator for Ely Diocese

Secondary Schools Co-ordinator for Ely Diocese

We are delighted to announce that Jen Lyon starts working with schools & churches in the Huntingdon area on Nov 1st. Jen writes

Tue 1 Nov 2016
Social Care Institute for Excellence - Ely Safeguarding Audit Report - Now published

Social Care Institute for Excellence - Ely Safeguarding Audit Report - Now published

In July 2016, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) published their independent safeguarding audit on the Diocese of Ely. We are now pleased to publish the full report on our website.

Fri 21 Oct 2016
Mission at the Margins - St Paul’s Church, Cambridge

Mission at the Margins - St Paul’s Church, Cambridge

Mission at the Margins is a creative new partnership, funded and supported by St Paul’s church, Cambridge, The Cambridge Churches Homeless Project, Wintercomfort, Jimmy’s, Hope Cambridge, The Howard Foundation and Ely Diocese.

Mon 17 Oct 2016
Geoff Dodgson appointed honorary chaplain to British Guild of Agricultural Journalists

Geoff Dodgson appointed honorary chaplain to British Guild of Agricultural Journalists

Geoff Dodgson, a senior consultant with Cambridge marketing agency Ware Anthony Rust and a Reader in the Diocese of Ely, has been appointed as Honorary Chaplain to the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists.

Mon 17 Oct 2016
Yaxley Foodbank – more than food!

Yaxley Foodbank – more than food!

Yaxley Foodbank started only a year ago, but is already making a difference to the life of the local community, touching the lives of those in need spiritually as well as materially.

Wed 12 Oct 2016
Encounter Train Up Day Conference for Children’s Workers

Encounter Train Up Day Conference for Children’s Workers

The Train Up Day Conference happens once every two years, offering an opportunity for those working in churches and schools to come together, to reflect and to re-imagine what they do to develop faith in the children they work with. This year’s conference ‘Encounter’ was hosted by the Diocese along with ecumenical partners Genr8 and URC Eastern Region. Our jointly organised training events come under the umbrella term, ‘Train Up.’

Wed 12 Oct 2016
SWEATY CHURCH TRAINING

SWEATY CHURCH TRAINING

The evening’s training was a great opportunity to bring people together who are interested in sport and physical activity and are looking for ways to express their faith in an active way. Led by Jonny Wooldridge, founder of the first Sweaty church at St Paul’s York, he deepened our understanding of what it is through a mix of presentation, team games and Q&A.

Thu 6 Oct 2016
New disabled access composting toilet at Hatley St George Church

New disabled access composting toilet at Hatley St George Church

In his last official event for the parish before moving to take up a new post as priest in Cambridge, the Reverend Steve Rothwell blessed the disabled access composting toilet at Hatley St George church during a gathering of local people to celebrate the new addition to the churchyard. The toilet, designed and installed by Free Range Designs based in Powys, Wales was made possible by grants from the Gamlingay Community Turbine Tithe Fund, Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust and South Cambridgeshire District Council Community Chest Fund.

Mon 3 Oct 2016
LEAD THEFT ALERT!

LEAD THEFT ALERT!

There has been another theft of lead, this time at Cockley Cley in the Diocese of Norwich, but close to Ely Diocese’s eastern border. The thefts to date have typically been in clusters on consecutive nights at nearby churches, so we want to warn everyone – and those in the Fincham & Feltwell Deanery particularly - to be on the alert over the next few weeks.

Mon 3 Oct 2016
New Soham group for young people aged 15-18+

New Soham group for young people aged 15-18+

Earlier this year, St. Andrew’s Church in Soham started a Youth Café for young adults aged 15+. The group meets every other Tuesday evening during term time at Café Skylark and offers a mix of chat, time to chill and age appropriate activities.

Thu 29 Sep 2016
Training workshops and dates for your diary

Training workshops and dates for your diary

The Diocese Ministry team have produced a new booklet of training and event dates. The booklet covers the period from Autumn 2016 - Winter 2017 and all are encouraged to take a look and book themselves onto a course if they wish.

Tue 27 Sep 2016
Bishop Stephen’s sermon from the Cathedral Eucharist

Bishop Stephen’s sermon from the Cathedral Eucharist

Please find Below Bishop Stephens' sermon from the Cathedral Eucharist given on Sunday 25th September 2016.

Tue 27 Sep 2016
Munch Lunch @Christ Church, Orton Goldhay

Munch Lunch @Christ Church, Orton Goldhay

Early in 2015 Christ Church started thinking about how it might get to know and engage, with some of its local families and to try a different approach to running a holiday club

Mon 12 Sep 2016
Festival takes over Cambridge quad

Festival takes over Cambridge quad

This weekend the lawn at Ridley Hall was covered in tents as festival goers of all ages crowded into the college to listen to bands and inspirational speakers. The twenty-four hour festival was conceived by Ridley staff member, Michael Volland, who said, ‘We wanted to subvert the stereotyped image of a Cambridge college and host a creative event that was fun and which would help us to encounter God and with each other in new ways'.

Mon 12 Sep 2016
Mothers' Union Diocese of Ely - September Newsletter

Mothers' Union Diocese of Ely - September Newsletter

Welcome to September's Mothers' Union Newsletter from the Diocese of Ely

Wed 7 Sep 2016
National Estate Churches Network - Annual Conference - 2016

National Estate Churches Network - Annual Conference - 2016

PRACTICAL SPIRITUALITY – Transforming Lives and Communities

Thu 1 Sep 2016
Appointment of The Revd Canon Robert Sibson

Appointment of The Revd Canon Robert Sibson

Announced on Monday 1 August 2016

Tue 16 Aug 2016
Advice and guidance on security for places of worship

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.

Wed 27 Jul 2016
Bishop of Ely - Vision for Education

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.

Mon 25 Jul 2016
Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go

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.

Mon 25 Jul 2016
Mossy Church

Mossy Church

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.

Thu 21 Jul 2016

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