News

Remember to add your Christmas services to A Church Near You!

500,000 people will search for Christmas services in the coming days. Will yours be among them?

The Bishop of Ely is pleased to announce the appointment of The Revd Dr Megan Daffern as Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocations

Megan is currently Chaplain of Jesus College, Oxford University, where she has encouraged a wide range of vocations over her nine and a half years in post.

The Revd Mark Rodel: Fresh Expressions & Pioneer Adviser for the Diocese of Ely

Bishop Stephen is delighted to announce the appointment of The Rev Mark Rodel as Fresh Expressions and Pioneer Adviser for the Diocese of Ely. Mark brings a wealth of experience in this area and will be joining us, in Ely, next summer [2019].

St Paul's Church Hosts first Summit on Homelessness: It Takes a City

After months of preparations and planning meetings from a dedicated team of volunteers and homeless sector organisations, Cambridge's first summit for homelessness was hosted at St Paul's Church in Cambridge.

Meeting His Royal Highness

Some reflections from Canon Matthew Bradbury, Priest in Charge at St Peter and St Paul Wisbech and host for the event.

Lead Bishop for Education calls on Government for Rural Strategy

Church of England News Story: The Church of England's lead bishop for Education, Stephen Conway, the Bishop of Ely, has called for a cross-Government rural strategy following a summit held at Lambeth Palace to look at ways to safeguard the future of education in rural communities.

Re-imagining our Buildings Project - REACH Ely

Following our press release in July, the Cambridge Judge Business School has recruited a research associate to implement the Re-imagining our Buildings project (referred to externally as REACH Ely).

Sharing Christingle 50 in your Parish

The Children's Society have produced a wealth of fantastic resources to help parishes promote Christingle, in this, its 50th year!

Statistics for Mission Dashboards

Church of England Statistics Unit - Deanery (2016) and Parish (2017) PDF Dashboards & Diocese Summary Sheet (to year ending 2017)

Do you take card?

You can take your church collection by contactless card this Christmas!

A checklist for setting up social media accounts

A Blog produced by the Church of England Digital Labs Team

Why you should celebrate Christingle

Your donations this Christmas will help us support children facing poverty, abuse and neglect.

Find out more about Cambridge Deaf Church

Cambridge Deaf church is a place to worship God, study the Bible and explore issues relating to life and faith, all in British Sign Language ( BSL).

The Diocese of Ely was delighted to host the 4th National Anglican Fresh Expressions Conference

On 3rd November, Ely Cathedral was transformed for the 4th National Anglican Fresh Expressions Conference.

Word of Greeting from Bishop Gothart Magaard

The Diocese of Ely has had a link with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Nordkirche in Germany since 1991.

John Betjeman Award - Entries are now invited

Established in 1990 and named in honour of writer, conservation campaigner and Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) Committee member Sir John Betjeman, this award celebrates excellence in the repair of places of worship of all denominations and faiths in England, Wales and the Isle of Man.

A Licensing service for our new Licensed Lay Ministers (LLMs)

"What an exciting, uplifting, loving and deeply meaningful affirmation of ministry, supported and spiritually energised with family and friends and feeling really blessed!" This is just a snippet from the LLMs that were licensed in Ely Cathedral last Saturday (27th October), but it gives a sense of something special that everyone there experienced.

Ely Diocesan Synod - Election result for Chairs of The Houses Of Clergy And Laity

Following the recent elections to Diocesan Synod for the 2018 2021 triennium, members of Diocesan Synod were notified of the election results for the vacancies of Chair of the Houses of Clergy and Laity of Ely Diocesan Synod at Diocesan Synod on the 20th October 2018.

Ely Diocesan Synod - Saturday 20th October (The Hayward Theatre, Ely)

A summary of proceedings.

News from the Parish Buying team - Contactless Payments

In April 2018, hand-held contactless card readers were made available for parishes to buy at a discount through the Parish Buying service.