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The Diocese of Ely welcomes Bishop Dagmar

The Diocese of Ely was delighted to hold a welcome service last Sunday (15th September 2019) for the new Bishop of Huntingdon, the Rt Revd Dr Dagmar Winter.

Digital Engagement: What is user generated content and how can you share it?

Stuck for content but want to keep your church’s social media up to date? There may be a whole bank of content, tailored to your church, ready and available for you to use. Read more to find out how to make the most of user-generated content.

St Peter and St Paul (Bassingbourn)Church Fun day and Abseiling raises over £40,000

On Saturday 7th September the Church Fun Day at Bassingbourn Parish Church raised funds for their redevelopment fund.

Sing For Fun Chatteris Raise Money for Swimming Pool: A Changing Market Towns Story

Sing for Fun - Chatteris Parish Church has run since 2017 a Sing for Fun group, with the moto, “no note is a wrong note”. Led by Jan Payne, the group was started to improve mental health, with 10-weeks being the concept. Two years later, the group is still going strong and has expanded to be for anyone who wants to sing. Claire Grant (Director of Music Chatteris) reflects on what the group brings to the community.

Digital Engagement: Creating a Style Guide for your Church

The latest Labs Learning Blog looks at the importance of Style Guides, how to write one and important factors to consider and include.

Walking the Fen Rivers Way with Bishop Dagmar 12th-14th September

In preparation for her welcome service on Sunday 15th September at Godmanchester, Bishop Dagmar is walking the Fen Rivers Way, and invites you to join her or meet her on the way as she begins to get to know the diocese.

Devastating fire strikes St Mary’s Church, Wimbotsham

The Diocese of Ely was extremely saddened to hear yesterday (4th September 2019) about the devastating fire at St Mary’s Church, Wimbotsham.

The Archdeacon of Cambridge to jump out of an aeroplane to raise money for the Church Urban Fund (CUF).

Alex, Archdeacon of Cambridge, is going to jump out of an aeroplane to help raise money for the Church Urban Fund (CUF).

Diocesan staff enjoy a late summer garden party

Last Sunday Diocesan friends and staff enjoyed a late summer drinks and nibbles party hosted by Diocesan Secretary, Paul Evans.

Changing Market Towns: Reflections from Chatteris Director of Music Outreach

Claire Grant is one of the Changing Market Towns workers, she has been Director of Music Outreach in Chatteris for 8 months, here she reflects on her role so far.

From Palace to Palace – The Youth Trust Trek

News Release from the Archbishop of York Youth Trust - 27 August 2019

We welcome the Head of Strategy and Development for the Church Commissioners to a tour of our Changing Market Towns work

On Thursday (22nd August), the Diocese of Ely was delighted to welcome Philip James, Head of Strategy and Development for the Church Commissioners, to tour some of the areas impacted by the work of our Changing Market Towns project.

The Diocese of Ely welcomes William Nye

The Diocese of Ely was delighted today (21 August 2019) to welcome William Nye, Secretary General, General Synod, to hear more about the Diocese’s Strategy for Growth, People Fully Alive: Ely 2025 and our Changing Market Towns project.

Resources for your Harvest church services and activities from Christian Aid

Have you checked out Christian Aid's freely available church resources for Harvest?

Collective Worship Classes Result in a Unique Baptism Request

A Changing Market Towns story from our friends in March.

Hands on the Circle: Engagement with communities in Trumpington

Eleanor Puttock reflects on her visit to one of our Growth Fund Projects in Trumpington.

The GC Gibson Charitable Trust is Open for Applications - Deadline 20th August

Applications this year will be for around 10 grants of up to £4,000 each. No grant will be larger than £4,000.

Sermon preached by the Very Revd Peter Judd on Ascension Day 2019

Please find linked below the sermon preached by the Very Revd Peter Judd on Ascension Day 2019 at the retired Clergy Annual Gathering. is now posted in the Retired Clergy/Miscellaneous section.

ITV News Anglia has been uncovering the history behind St Wendreda’s in the town of March and its host of wooden angels in its roof.

This week ITV News featured the roof angels of St Wendreda’s Church in March. There is a video as well as a transcription.

Connectivity in your chucrh

Mobile-network and broadband technologies have revolutionised daily home and work life for many in recent years. The part they play in our places of worship can be just as important.