News Archive

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

Retired Clergy Conference 6 September 2017

A spontaneous round of applause echoed round the walls of Over Community Centre at the end of the first diocesan conference for retired clergy.

Report on Diocesan Organ Advisers Conference 2017

Thirty-five delegates attended the 2017 Organ Advisers Conference held for the first time in the Diocese of Ely from 29-31 August.

Another Pot of Coffee

Whilst working as an applied linguist specialising in writing for academic purposes, Irena has had a long association with retreat and quiet day ministry.

The new A Church Near You

Earlier this year the national Digital Communications team at Church House in London produced a report on how to get the most from the new A Church Near You. They spoke to 1,800 people across the country to gather insights and thoughts on how to make the service much better for a site that receives over 13 million page views each year.

Parish Giving Scheme Launch Events

A word from Bishop David, Bishop of Huntingdon.

Thousands of young people worshipping at Soul Survivor in Ely Diocese

As Soul Survivor Youth festival made its move to Ely Diocese in Summer 2017, the East of England showground was alight with the energy of over 9,000 teenagers on site for Week B of the festival running from the 19-24th August.

Clare's 100 mile cycle to highlight green projects in churches

The Diocese of Ely Environment Co-ordinator, Clare Redfern, cycled over 100 miles around the Diocese on the weekend of 12th/13th August to highlight green projects and initiatives taking place in churches. Along the way she was joined by members of her own church, Great St Marys Cambridge, but also met with others who are interested in greening their churches along the way.

Access charity pricing even if your church isn't a registered charity

A note from the Parish Buying team

Obituary for John Wraw from Bishop Stephen

The Rt Revd John Wraw, Bishop of Bradwell in the Diocese of Chelmsford since 2012, has died. He was 58. He lived with cancer for the last three years of his life. In his online tribute, the Bishop of Chelmsford said that other people with Johns diagnosis would have retired; but John continued to minister until the last few weeks of his life, a vivid example of a life and vocation lived to the full. Johns abundant faith and trust in Christ meant that he never contemplated being defined by waiting to die: as always, he sought to be defined by the life of Christ, crucified and risen.

100 mile cycle ride

Hi, Im the Diocese of Ely Environment Co-ordinator and will be cycling 100 miles in August to highlight green projects and initiatives taking place in churches across the Diocese. Ill be visiting some of these churches on my bike, riding 50 miles south of Cambridge on Saturday 12th August and 50 miles north on Sunday 13th August, joined for some of the way by members of these churches.

The new look A Church Near You website is on its way!

Work is progressing to redesign the A Church Near You (ACNY) website, due to be launched this Autumn.

Royal British Legion Riders Branch - Service of Remembrance

An excellent turnout saw Private J T Cook, 1st Battalion of the Cambridgeshire Regt. remembered by many who gathered on Sunday 23rd July to mark 100 years since Private Cook was buried in Ely Cemetery.

Songs of God and Science - on YouTube

During the Ely Cathedral Science Festival nine schools presented original Science and Faith songs written in their schools.

Clergy Charities

There are two historic charities to which clergy, clergy widows, clergy children and clergy orphans can apply for financial assistance in times of need.

Hail Weston villagers take part in Rogationtide walk

Villagers of Hail Weston recently took part in an annual Christian festival, blessing the land and marking the parish boundary.

Roof Alarm Appeal - Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust

working alongside the Diocese of Ely

Messy Church Does Science - Discover how science and faith mix

BRF Messy Church's new project 'Messy Church Does Science' brings together faith and science under the safety-spectacled eye of 'Dr Dave' to show how 'science is welcome in church' and 'those who are fascinated by science are welcome too'.