Past Cases Review

During 2016, a review was started by the Church of England's National Safeguarding Team of all dioceses in relation to the Past Cases Review (PCR) of 2009 and its continuing legacy.

Update to Churchyard Regulations - June 2018

There has been an update to the Churchyard Regulations by the Chancellor.

Historic England places of worship advice

Historic England has updated some of its places of worship advice webpages.

Card Reader Promotion - ending soon

Start taking card payments in your church.

The Diocese of Ely Annual Report (2017)

The Diocese of Ely Annual Report was published on the 13 June 2018 and is now available for download on the link below.

Queen approves appointment of new Canon Theologian at Westminster Abbey

Press Release from

Bishop David's Farewell Address

Ely Diocesan Synod - June 13th 2018

200 years of supporting the Diocese of Ely's churches


The Etheldreda Medal Award 2018

A reminder that Bishop Stephen will be awarding The Eetheldreda Medal to individuals who have given 'generous and outstanding service which would not otherwise be recognised' at Ely Cathedral on the 7th October 2018.

The environment and climate change

Shrinking the Footprint is the Church of England's national environmental campaign.

Archdeacons News 2018

Please find linked below the 2018 Archdeacon's News.

Allchurches Trust Begins New Partnership with Youth Trust

The Archbishop of York Youth Trust is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with the Allchurches Trust that will enable the work of the Young Leaders Award to expand nationally.

Towards a Safer Church: Liturgical Resources

Safeguarding resources, for use in churches across the country, including Bible readings, prayers and suggested hymns, chosen in consultation with survivors, have been published.

Drivers urged to join information-gathering effort against modern slavery in hand car washes

Anti-slavery campaigners and other key agencies, including the police and councils, are backing the Safe Car Wash App, launched by The Clewer Initiative, the Church of England's campaign against modern slavery, and the Santa Marta Group, the Catholic Church's anti-slavery project.

RIP - DONALD HENRY JAMES LESTER (27 June 1929 - 27 May 2018)

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Donald Lester on Sunday 27 May 2018.

Partnership for Missional Church begins in the Diocese of Ely

Nine churches in the Diocese of Ely have started Partnership For Missional Church (PMC).

Church of England brings prayers to millions with Alexa

The Church of England is launching an Alexa skill, enabling users to ask the Church of England for prayers, explanations of the Christian faith and where to find their nearest church for local events and services based on their location.

Diocesan Synod and Standing Orders

An updated guide to Diocesan Synod and Standing Orders has been added to the Diocesan Synod web page.

Safeguarding training - an optional extra?

A news piece from the Church of England - 22/05/2018

Charlotte - a Royal wedding guest

Ely Diocese's very own Charlotte, Pioneer Exchange Partner and Authorised Lay Minister at the United Benefice of The Ramseys and Upwood, was recently honoured with an invitation to the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.