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A wonderful Thanksgiving Evensong for The Venerable Hugh McCurdy's Ministry

First published on: 11th May 2022

Many friends, family and colleagues gathered at Ely Cathedral to give thanks during a special Thanksgiving Evensong to The Venerable Hugh McCurdy.

The Church Development Tool from the Church of England

First published on: 5th May 2022

The Church Development Tool is a short anonymous survey you ask your worshipping community to complete. You then get a simple report that gives you a clear picture of demographics, discipleship and evangelism in your church.

Energy Footprint Tool - Open for 2021 Data Collection

First published on: 4th May 2022

Now is the time for your church to complete the Energy Footprint Tool, with 2021 data collection closing on July 31st 2022.

Diocesan Survivor Review led by Thirtyone:eight

First published on: 4th May 2022

Thirtyone:eight has been commissioned to undertake a survivor review with independence. Thirtyone:eight are particularly interested in speaking to those who have experienced survivor care through the Diocese of Ely in order to inform the review.

Sports Ministry at Barnwell

First published on: 3rd May 2022

The Revd Danny Driver and the team at Christ the Redeemer in Barnwell, Cambridge, are doing some great work in Sports Ministry.

Digital Labs Webinars

First published on: 21st April 2022

Find out more about the Digital Labs webinars offered by the Church of England digital team.

Homes for Ukraine Scheme - Update 20 March 2022

First published on: 20th March 2022

Updated guidance has been added covering guidance to Councils, this included the expectation that no HMO license will be required under the scheme due to no 'rent' being paid.

Has your Parish explored MaintenanceBooker?

First published on: 16th March 2022

MaintenanceBooker is an online service that was set up by the National Churches Trust in partnership with 2buy2. It has been developed to make it easier for churchwardens and other volunteers to find recommended and qualified contractors to improve the maintenance of their buildings.

Online Giving for your Church

First published on: 16th March 2022

Setting up online giving for your church with Parish Buying is simple and quick. Once you have set up your first campaign you can link to it from your website, add it to your AChurchNearYou page, and include it in your e-newsletter or your email signature. And you can also download and print a QR code.

Musical Meditation for Peace in the Ukraine

First published on: 16th March 2022

Last Sunday (13 March), All Saints Church, Wretton with Stoke Ferry, hosted a Musical Meditation for Peace in the Ukraine.

Allchurches Trust rebrands to the Benefact Trust

First published on: 11th March 2022

On its 50th anniversary, one of the UK's largest grant-making charities, Allchurches Trust has changed its name to the Benefact Trust to reflect the organisation's increased charitable scope, impact, and giving ethos.

Ukraine and Russia, Church and State, and Hope, Prayer and Action

First published on: 10th March 2022

The Rt Revd Dr Dagmar Winter, Bishop of Huntingdon's Presidential Address at Ely Diocesan Synod on 5th March 2022

Funding boost for St Mary the Virgin, Leighton Bromswold

First published on: 10th March 2022

A much-loved Cambridgeshire church is to share in a £1.5 million funding payout thanks to an investment in church heritage by the Heritage Stimulus Fund, part of the Government's Culture Recovery Fund.

Ways your church could earn free funding

First published on: 8th March 2022

Unexpected ways your church could earn free funding with fundraising website easyfundraising!

Swearing In of Churchwardens 2022

First published on: 2nd March 2022

A message from the Venerable Dr Alex Hughes, Archdeacon of Cambridge, regarding the plans for the annual swearing-in of Churchwardens in 2022.

Getting started with Contactless Giving - upcoming webinar

First published on: 1st March 2022

In an upcoming webinar, members of the CofE National Giving Team will talk through the different solutions available on Parish Buying and help you navigate the best one for your church.

Letter from Bishop Stephen

First published on: 26th February 2022

As we watch with horror the unfolding tragedy in Ukraine, what should our response be as Christians?  Our first and last response is to pray. The Church of England has published prayers for use for the day of prayer called for by our archbishops for tomorrow, Sunday 27th February.

Pray for the people of Ukraine

First published on: 24th February 2022

Bishops Stephen and Dagmar urge all people across the Diocese of Ely to pray for the people of Ukraine faced with the horrors of warfare, for those already fleeing their homes, injured, killed or bereaved, for those fearing untold suffering ahead.

Feltwell's Faith in Flint Restored

First published on: 11th February 2022

A project to repair a 40m flint retaining churchyard wall has officially finished. In total it took three years, involved numerous volunteers and was fuelled by lots of tea and cake.

The Parish Buying Energy Basket

First published on: 11th February 2022

The Energy Basket uses the bulk buying power of the Church to obtain competitive prices for your gas and electricity.

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