News

Engage Awards - 2018

The Diocese of Ely is encouraging its churches "to engage fully and courageously with the needs of our communities" - and re-imagining our church buildings is named as a vital way of supporting that ambition.

The Great Vocations Conversation

The Church of England launches "The Great Vocations Conversation" on Sunday, the 22nd of April - Vocations Sunday.

Automatic disqualification rule changes: guidance for charities - a Gov.uk resource

This guidance for charities explains the changes to the automatic disqualifications rules and how to prepare for them.

CSI Easter: The Case of the Missing Body!

St Mary's, Ely, has recently employed a Children and Families Missioner through the Ely 2025 Growth Fund. Part of her Missioner role is to develop the relationship between the church and the local primary schools. Using a resource, CSI Easter, St Mary's Church hosted 8 classes from 3 local primary schools who were all tasked with solving the case of the missing body. Groups of children worked as detectives examining the crime scene and conducting their investigation through investigation, scientific experimentation, code breaking, finger printing and evidence packs in a 90 minute session.

Stained glass in Huntingdonshire: A Field Guide

A new book by Revd. Stephen Day, who is a Church of England Vicar in the Papworth Team Ministry of Ely Diocese.

Bishop Stephen's Easter Sermon 2018.

The Bishop presided and preached at the Easter Day service in Ely Cathedral this morning. Christ is risen and we - with Mary Magdalene on that first Easter Day - are free, called into his new creation. What does it mean, he asks, for us to witness to Easter hope to those in our own day who have not yet been set free?

Chrism Eucharist Sermon Maundy Thursday 2018

On Maundy Thursday, clergy and lay ministers from across the diocese gathered in Ely Cathedral for the blessing of the oils and affirmation of ministerial vows. At the service the diocesan Way of Life was launched. You can read Bishop Stephen's sermon from the service here.

The impact of new government building regulations on churches in Kigali

Can I encourage you to please pray for the churches in Kigali as they face the challenge of meeting new government requirements on buildings.

GDPR - A Guide for Parishes

Update - 20/03/2018

St Andrew's, Cherry Hinton wins National Lottery support

St Andrew's Church in Cherry Hinton has received initial support* from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to make the church 'watertight'.

Retired Clergy Association of the Church of England: Appointment of Hon Secretary

The Post of RCACoE Honorary Secretary will become vacant at the end of 2018. The Council is seeking to appoint a successor.

Diocesan Synod Presidential Address - 10 March 2018

from Bishop Stephen

Great News from the Parish Buying Team - Card Readers Now Available

Following the national trial of card readers, Parish Buying has two new suppliers: SumUp and iZettle, having negotiated special pricing for Parish Buying members.

Press release for National Pioneer Development Adviser

It has been announced that the Revd Ed Olsworth-Peter has been appointed as the new National Adviser for Pioneer Development. He succeeds the Revd Canon Dave Male, who was appointed recently as Director of Evangelism and Discipleship in the Archbishops?? Council.

Articles of Enquiry 2018

A message from the Venerable Dr Alex Hughes, Archdeacon of Cambridge and the Venerable Hugh McCurdy, Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech:

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2018: 26 FEBRUARY to 11 MARCH

Open your doors to Fairtrade this Fairtrade Fortnight and close the door on the exploitation facing the people who produce the things we love to eat, drink and wear.

Lent Carbon Fast - 2018

The Carbon Fast is a booklet produced for Lent by the Ely-Vellore link group with help from partners in Vellore.

Launch of five million pound Anniversary Fund

In celebration of their 60th anniversary, the Garfield Weston Foundation has launched a new one-off fund of £5million to support Capital projects to provide new or improved facilities for local communities across the UK.

Touring theatre company seeks new church venues

Touring theatre company This is my Theatre are looking for new church venues for their summer tour of Shakespeare??s romantic comedy A Midsummer Night??s Dream.

Church of England Pensions Board - Supported Housing Schemes

There are seven schemes across England that offer assisted living accommodation to people who have served the Church or are in receipt of a Church pension.