Calendar of Events


Printer Friendly | Display as Grid | Go to current month

NOTICE: Due to the ongoing uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic, all events held in the Diocesan Office for the foreseeable future have been cancelled or postponed.

Many events advertised on this page on behalf of our parishes may also be subject to change or cancellation. Please contact the event organiser to be sure of whether the event you are expected to attend is still planned to go ahead.

You can use this calendar to find key diocesan dates, including key meetings such as Diocesan Synod and Bishop's Council, as well as certain department hosted events. Please note, for training courses, navigate to the training section of the website.

Please note the Diocese is not responsible for the managing or hosting of events arranged or delivered by non Ely Diocesan Board of Finance staff.

<< June

July

Change category
Wednesday 1st July 202012:00 - 13:00CofE Webinar: Make the most of your A Church Near You page i

In this webinar, you will spend one-hour learning from Amaris Cole and Liz Morgan from the Church of England Digital Team, who will take you through 8 steps for making the most of your page in 2020.

You will be given an opportunity to ask questions which will be answered at the end of the webinar.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8715883233571/WN_JqpzXJkiTIuwQpx1mfXOmw

15:00 - 17:00Ecclesiastical Insurance - Fundraising Webinar

Ecclesiastical Insurance - Top tips to continue fundraising for your church during COVID-19 and beyond

Whatever the level of fundraising experience or knowledge within your church, this webinar will help you to build confidence and identify key steps that you can take to begin or build your fundraising.

Webinar overview

The session will address three key questions:

  • With social distancing in place, how can I fundraise?
  • What can we do to keep our donors involved and up to date?
  • How can we replace funds usually raised before social distancing? (e.g. from collections, room hire and events).

The session will also provide tips and guidance that can be started straight away:

  • Key terms in fundraising for churches
  • Compiling a strong case for support
  • Focusing on regular giving
  • Keeping donors involved
  • Digital fundraising
  • Researching and applying to grant funders.

Book your place here - https://live.asset.tv/top-tips-continue-fundraising-your-church-during-covid-19-and-beyond

Thursday 2nd July 202014:00 - 15:30USPG Webinar: Provision and Prayer in the Pandemic

Whilst its buildings have been closed, churches have extended their important role in providing food and welfare provision to those in need.

But what has pastoral care really looked like in lockdown? Wrestling with high mortality rates and radical uncertainty has deeply unsettled people prompting a range of spiritual questions from the wider community. How have the churches responded to these challenges?

This webinar explores the pastoral, spiritual and material dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic drawing on emerging research and practice. Speakers:

Dr Anne Richards, the Church of England's National Adviser on mission theology, new religious movements and alternative spiritualties and convener of the Mission Theological Advisory Group of the CTBI.

The Revd Canon Malcolm Rogers MBE, Vicar of St Gabriel Huyton Quarry, Area Dean of Huyton, Bishop of Liverpool’s Canon for Reconciliation. Malcolm received an MBE for services to community cohesion in Knowsley, Merseyside.

Dr Jo Sadgrove, Research and Learning Advisor, USPG. Research Fellow Centre for Religion and Public Life, University of Leeds. Jo is currently working on an AHRC funded research project analysing the intersections of pastoral care, spiritual care and public health in the Early Modern Period and the present day.
 
To register on this USPG webinar please click here

Free sermon resource

USPG General Secretary, Rev Duncan Dormor, is offering a free pre-recorded sermon for churches who are either already engaged with USPG, or who are interested in learning more.

A sermon, based on the lectionary readings and learnings from USPG’s global partners will be available for Sunday 12 July (Trinity 5).

If you would like to receive a sermon for this Sunday please email Gwen Mtambirwa, Mission Engagement Co-ordinator  [email protected]   The sermon will be sent to you on Thursday 9 July.

14:00 - 15:00Webinar: Receiving Online Donations

This one-hour webinar covers setting up and receiving online donations, encouraging online donations, and communicating with your community, as well as providing an opportunity to ask questions which will be answered ‘live’ during the webinar.

For more information, and to register to attend one of these webinars, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4215888640812/WN_rutsVUNwQ3-O-BNJhARLrA

 

Tuesday 7th July 202010:00 - 12:00Webinar: Five ways to keep your church connected

A Church of England Learning Labs Webinar: Five ways to keep your church connected

How can digital communications keep a church connected during social distancing?

A live conversation with the Church of England digital team on how to use the different online tools and platforms for free during this time.

Book your place on the link below - further dates also available.

All Learning Labs webinars can be viewed and booked here - https://www.churchofengland.org/more/church-resources/digital-labs/labs-learning-webinars

Wednesday 8th July 202018:00 - 21:00Bishop's Council

The Bishop’s Council

All Bishop's Council meetings are in the evening, beginning with supper at 6pm and starting promptly at 7pm.

Matters of business dictate their duration but typically they would finish by 9pm.

All Bishop's Council meetings are held at Bishop Woodford House, Barton Road, Ely.

For any queries, comments or clarifications regarding Bishop’s Council meetings, please contact Sheena Bridgman by email at [email protected].

Bishop’s Council meeting dates for 2020.

  • 23 January
  • 15/16 May (Residential: start 2pm Friday and end 1pm Saturday)
  • 8 July
  • 24 September
  • 18 November
Friday 10th July 202010:00 - 12:00Paid Advertising: Boosting a Facebook post

CofE WEBINAR

Paid advertising can be a helpful way to reach out to your local community online. Just as a notice in your newsletter tells your church about important events, Facebook advertising can tell your whole community. To make the best use of this feature, it's important to know how and when to use it.

In this one-hour webinar, Liz Morgan from the Church of England Digital team will guide you through using the ‘Boost’ feature to advertise, including setting interests, budgets and measuring your success.

Register here - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5815883235793/WN_cqToL4-QRG-SMqsX0eKOZQ

Sunday 12th July 2020 Kigali Sunday

Bishop Nathan (from Kigali) is preparing a sermon (approx 5 - 7 mins) on the lectionary readings.

There will also be a musical contribution featuring members of the Prince of Peace Choir from Kigali along with members of the Cambourne Gospel Choir.

Service resources will be available in the preceding week for everyone to use.

Find out more about our Kigali link here - https://www.elydiocese.org/church-in-action/world-links/diocese-of-kigali-rwanda/diocese-of-kigali-rwanda.php

Monday 13th July 202014:00Webinar: Receiving Online Donations
This one-hour webinar covers setting up and receiving online donations, encouraging online donations, and communicating with your community, as well as providing an opportunity to ask questions which will be answered ‘live’ during the webinar. For more information, and to register to attend one of these webinars, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4215888640812/WN_rutsVUNwQ3-O-BNJhARLrA
Tuesday 14th July 202014:00 - 15:00WEBINAR: Unwrapping God’s Digital Gift

A leadacademy Triple20 Zoom Hour 

Unwrapping God’s Digital Gift  - Mark Pugh

A focused hour in 3 segments: 20 minutes with our guest Mark Pugh; 20 minutes of Q&A ; 20 minutes of process time in groups.

Register for your place here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lead-academy-triple-20-zoom-hour-with-mark-pugh-tickets-110764058280

 

Wednesday 15th July 202010:00 - 11:00CofE Webinar: Make the most of your A Church Near You page

In this webinar, you will spend one-hour learning from Amaris Cole and Liz Morgan from the Church of England Digital Team, who will take you through 8 steps for making the most of your page in 2020.

You will be given an opportunity to ask questions which will be answered at the end of the webinar.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8715883233571/WN_JqpzXJkiTIuwQpx1mfXOmw

Thursday 23rd July 202010:00 - 11:00Livestream question and answer session

A Church of England Learning Labs webinar.

Join the team for one hour talking about how your church can share services, Bible studies and prayer over live video.

Find out more and register ypur place here - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4615883239257/WN_uik3e-99Qi61bwKUgytzig

Friday 24th July 202011:00Webinar: Receiving Online Donations
This one-hour webinar covers setting up and receiving online donations, encouraging online donations, and communicating with your community, as well as providing an opportunity to ask questions which will be answered ‘live’ during the webinar. For more information, and to register to attend one of these webinars, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4215888640812/WN_rutsVUNwQ3-O-BNJhARLrA
Sunday 26th July 202019:30 - 20:30Zoom lecture: Little Known Treasures in Norfolk Churches
Norfolk is the finest county in England in which to study the medieval church. Over 650 medieval church buildings survive, the vast majority still in use. Many demonstrate the wealth of this part of the country in the pre-Reformation period with tall towers, light interiors and buildings that would accommodate thousands. This lecture looks at details to be found in these churches that might be missed by a casual visitor. Paintings, sculptures, stained glass and other features that might not be seen by the naked eye. Even the most visited church has secrets to discover. John Vigar has visited every medieval church in Norfolk and is on the Advisory Council of the Norfolk Churches Trust. He regularly leads tours for groups across the county and has an image catalogue of its churches running into hundreds of thousands of pictures.
Monday 27th July 202010:00 - 12:00Ely Fringe Meetings for the Retired Clergy

RETIRED CLERGY EVENT - Ely Fringe

Monday 27th July, 2020

Speaker: Dr Michael Diamond: “What happens when we pray?”

St Peter’ Church, Broad Street, Ely

Further information from Canon Chris Barber (01353-612338: [email protected])

Wednesday 29th July 202012:00 - 13:00CoeE Webinar: Make the most of your A Church Near You page i

In this webinar, you will spend one-hour learning from Amaris Cole and Liz Morgan from the Church of England Digital Team, who will take you through 8 steps for making the most of your page in 2020.

You will be given an opportunity to ask questions which will be answered at the end of the webinar.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8715883233571/WN_JqpzXJkiTIuwQpx1mfXOmw

Thursday 30th July 2020 Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) Meeting Dates

Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) Meeting Dates

The DAC meets eight times a year, typically six weeks apart. The dates for October/December 2019 and all of 2020 are set out below. Typically the DAC meet at the Diocesan Offices, Barton Road, Ely.

There can be up to 50 agenda items for consideration at each meeting, so to enable us to manage the workload and provide information to DAC members in advance, we ask for all papers and information to be submitted a fortnight in advance of the meeting at which the work or project will be considered.

Similarly, whilst we aim to provide feedback (both informal and Notifications of Advice) as quickly as possible, we ask parishes to allow a period of approximately ten days after each DAC meeting before contacting your case worker in the Church Buildings and Pastoral Department - by which time you should have received an indication of the outcome.

For any queries or clarifications regarding the DAC dates or process, please contact the DAC team on [email protected].

Meeting details are as follows.

Meeting Date

Deadline for receipt of papers and information for consideration

Date by which we aim to provide feedback following the meeting

Thursday 24 October 2019

Thursday 10 October

Monday 4 November

Thursday 5 December 2019

Thursday 21 November

Monday 16 December

Thursday 23 January 2020

Thursday 9 January

Monday 3 February

Thursday 26 March 2020

Thursday 12 March

Monday 6 April

Tuesday 5 May 2020

Tuesday 21 April

Friday 15 May

Tuesday 16 June 2020

Tuesday 2 June

Friday 26 June

Thursday 30 July 2020

Thursday 16 July

Monday 10 August

Thursday 10 September 2020

Thursday 27 August

Monday 21 September

Thursday 22 October 2020

Thursday 8 October

Monday 2 November

Thursday 3 December 2020

Thursday 19 November

Monday 14 December

 Churches remember three remarkable abolitionists

On the 30th July 2020, churches remember the extraordinary work of three remarkable people in the abolitionist movement.

The Rev Nikki Mann introduces three short videos on Olaudah Equiano from the Rev Eleanor Whalley, Thomas Clarkson from Rev Matthew Bradbury and William Wilberforce from Rev Andrew Hammond.

Please click on the name heading below to be taken to the video reflections, or click here to view them on the YouTube playlist.

Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745 – 31 March 1797), was a writer and abolitionist. Enslaved as a child, he was taken to the Caribbean and sold as a slave to a Royal Navy officer. He was sold twice more but purchased his freedom in 1766. As a freedman in London, Equiano supported the British abolitionist movement. Here he is introduced by the Rev Eleanor Whalley from St Andrew's Church, Soham, Cambs.

Thomas Clarkson

Thomas Clarkson (28 March 1760 – 26 September 1846) was an English abolitionist, and a leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire. Here the Rev Matthew Bradbury introduces us to him from Wisbech, Cambs.

Thomas Clarkson

William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 – 29 July 1833) was a British politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. Here the Rev Andrew Hammond introduces William Wilberforce from St John's College, Cambridge.

<< June
Bookmark and Share


We pray to be generous and visible people of Jesus Christ

Ely Diocesan Board of Finance is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 142183, and a charity registered in England and Wales with Charity Number 245456. The registered address is: Diocesan Office, Bishop Woodford House, Barton Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DX. All rights reserved.