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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
Vacancy: Secondary Schools Co-ordinator

Vacancy: Secondary Schools Co-ordinator

The Diocese of Ely invites applications for this Full-Time post as part of the Department of Mission

Fri 22 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
Cambridgeshire Church Leaders commit to working for good of all in our communities

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”

Thu 21 Jul 2016
Charter Fayre and Scarecrow Festival at Magdalen Church

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.

Tue 19 Jul 2016
News of Regret from Little Gidding

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.

Tue 19 Jul 2016
Ordination Weekend - Group Photos

Ordination Weekend - Group Photos

Tue 19 Jul 2016
The Children’s Society in the Diocese of Ely.

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.

Mon 18 Jul 2016
Statement from the Bishops of Ely and Huntingdon following the terrorist attacks in France

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.

Fri 15 Jul 2016
Mothers' Union Newsletter  July and  August

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.

Fri 15 Jul 2016
Gasogi, kigali –believing in the power of christian education

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.

Thu 14 Jul 2016
Vacancy: Operations Coordinator - St Mary’s Church, Ely

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.

Thu 14 Jul 2016
St Nicholas Pilgrimage 26 April – 11 May 2017

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.

Wed 13 Jul 2016
Vacancy: Priest in Charge for CAMBRIDGE, St Mark, Newnham and GRANTCHESTER, St Andrew and St Mary

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.

Wed 13 Jul 2016
Prayer Book conference to coincide with Readers’ anniversary

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

Sat 9 Jul 2016
Ordination Weekend - Photos

Ordination Weekend - Photos

During our ordination weekend we saw 10 new deacons and 11 priests ordained at Ely Cathedral.

Thu 7 Jul 2016
Coming licensings

Coming licensings

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.

Wed 6 Jul 2016
Strategy starts with Mission Audit

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.

Wed 6 Jul 2016
Eleven priests ordained in Ely at Petertide

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.

Wed 6 Jul 2016
Ordination Weekend - 10 new deacons

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:

Wed 6 Jul 2016
Can you help draw in the ‘digitally excluded’?

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.

Tue 5 Jul 2016
Ely’s Canon David to represent the Eastern dioceses

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.

Mon 4 Jul 2016
Book now to improve your chances of mission funding

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.

Mon 4 Jul 2016
REV JOHN GROWNS – RIP

REV JOHN GROWNS – RIP

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Rev John Growns who died on Sunday 19th June.

Mon 4 Jul 2016
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

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.

Sun 3 Jul 2016
Ordination of deacons and priests welcomed as ‘occasion of joy’ for the Church of England

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.

Fri 1 Jul 2016
New safeguarding resource for parishes published

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.

Thu 30 Jun 2016
A Special Celebration for the Riverside Academy

A Special Celebration for the Riverside Academy

Over recent years the primary schools at Hilgay and Ten Mile Bank have been working increasingly closely together, firstly by a partnership agreement between the two, next by formal federation, and from 1st January 2016 with a new joint identity as an academy – The Riverside Academy – as part of the Diocese of Ely Multi Academy Trust (DEMAT for short).

Thu 30 Jun 2016

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