News Archive

Ely Cathedral - Lent, Holy Week and Easter

Music of Faith, Songs of Scripture.

Thoughts from a Diocesan LLM programme student

I had never imagined that I would become a mature student of a Cambridge theological college whilst training in my local church to become a Children and Families Minister. Yet by the grace of God, here I am.

Churches Conservation Foundation - small grants for objects

A stitch in time saves nine â?? or so the old saying goes; we are well aware of that in dealing with the timely maintenance of our church buildings, but what about their important historic contents?

Bishop Stephen's Christmas Sermon

Please find below the text of the sermon given by Bishop Stephen at Midnight Mass, the First Eucharist of Christmas, 2017 in Ely Cathedral.

Modern Slavery Summit in Cambridge

I am writing to inform you of the Modern Slavery Summit in Cambridge on Saturday 3rd March. This event is hosted by The Clewer Initiative (a Church of England project raising awareness of modern slavery and helping the Church to provide care and support to the victims) alongside the Eastern Baptist Association which comprises the Baptist churches of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

Diocese of Ely has "Wholehearted commitment to improving life chances of children" - OFSTED

Government inspectors have praised the "journey of systematic improvement" at one of the biggest multi-academy trusts in the country.

The Diocese of Ely & Ely Cathedral jointly launch new global digital media campaign

The Diocese of Ely and Ely Cathedral are launching a global social media campaign to mark the start of one of Christianity's most important seasons.

Crossing the Threshold - Launch of the updated and expanded toolkit

The Diocese of Hereford and the Historic Building Alliance have launched a new, updated and extended version of the "Crossing the Threshold: a step-by-step guide to developing your place of worship for wider community use and managing a successful building" project toolkit.

Data Protection: Parishes and the GDPR

The Church of England, via the Parish Resources website, has issued guidance notes for parishes on the upcoming GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations), which comes into effect on the 25 May 2018.

Bats in Churches, A Solution in Sight?

Are bats a problem in your church? If so, please complete the survey via the link below and contribute to a national project looking to solve the problem.

Entries are now invited for the SPAB's John Betjeman Award 2018

The Award celebrates excellence in conservation and repair projects at places of worship of any faith in England and Wales (including the Isle of Man); and recognises the highest standards of craftsmanship used in carrying out those projects.

Sermon for the Memorial Service of Bishop Geoffrey Rowell

Preached by Bishop Stephen at the memorial service for Bishop Geoffrey Rowell at Keble College, Oxford on Saturday 21st October.

Is your church heated with LPG or bottled gas?

The Health and Safety Executive is focussing on older LPG installations and the risks they can pose. LPG installations carried out in former years would use a metal pipe to convey gas from the tank to the church. When these metal pipes are buried they can corrode and leak, but this may go un-noticed. The gas being heavier than air, it can congregate in boiler rooms, crypts, or other low-lying areas.

Messy Discipleship with Martyn Payne

What does your discipleship journey look like? In true Messy Church style, we answered this question using pipe cleaners before taking the opportunity to discuss why we had portrayed our journey in such a way. Forty people from across the Cambridgeshire Messy Churches met at St James Hemingford Grey to reflect together on what Messy Discipleship might look like in their local context and to consider how they might further develop the faith journey in those coming to Messy Churches.

Justice Service - Sunday 1st Oct Ely

A Sermon from Bishop Stephen

Take the Advent Sleepout Challenge

Church Urban Fund is inviting churches and communities to take part in the Advent Sleepout Challenge to help people struggling with homelessness and marginalisation.

RIP The Reverend John Kenneth Isaacs

John died peacefully with faith unwavering on Monday 11th September 2017, aged 81 years. A Thanksgiving Service will be held at Ely Cathedral on Monday 2nd October 2017 at 2pm.

Christian Aid launches Rohingya Crisis Appeal

Escalating violence in Myanmars Rakhine State in late August 2017 has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, including many Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, fearing for their lives.

A Thriller based in a Diocese of Ely Church - A blog from Bishop David

The Atwelle Confession. For Atwelle read Outwell. The church in West Norfolk where some remarkable carved figures were revealed in the roof-space and which has led to a new thriller...

Paths of Peace

Panel Discussion - Bishop Stephen Conway