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St Andrew’s, Cherry Hinton secures National Lottery support for restoration

Work has started on an exciting heritage project to repair and restore parts of the 800 year-old building in Cherry Hinton. St Andrew’s church has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £190,000 for the repairs to the roof, drainage and internal wall surfaces damaged by water ingress. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project will improve conditions in the church and make it an inviting and flexible space for the whole community.

Conservation Cleaning: Free Workshops

How do you keep a church clean and welcoming without rubbing away layers of history? Discover the answers in this FREE hands-on workshop.

Renewing the vows between church and community: The REACH Ely Project

Everywhere you turn in the British Isles you see church spires reaching towards the celestial firmament. The presence of churches and their friendly towers are especially noticeable as one travels through the flat fen land of Cambridgeshire.

Announcement of the next Bishop of Huntingdon

Downing Street has announced today, 7th May, that the next Bishop of Huntingdon will be Canon Dr Dagmar Winter. She will be East Anglia’s first female bishop.

Bishop Stephen presents Duke of Edinburgh Awards at 2nd Sawston Boys’ Brigade

On the 29th April, at the Sawston Marven Centre, the Bishop of Ely attended the annual parents evening for Sawston Youth Group (The Boys’ Brigade)

How to use Instagram Live

Instagram Live is a feature that allows you to broadcast live to your followers, but how and when can you use it? - A Church of England LabsLearning Blog

Introducing the new contactless donations app - news from the Parish resources Team

Parish Buying has launched a new Android donations app that has been developed specifically for churches and charities.

Podcast: Bishop Stephen discusses the Changing Market Towns Project

Bishop Stephen spoke to Eleanor Puttock (Digital Evangelism Manager) about the Changing Market Towns Project. You can read a summary of the podcast below.

Introducing The Life Events Diary

The Life Events Diary is custom-built online software which can radically streamline administration for baptisms, weddings, banns and funerals. The Life Events Diary helps churches build and develop lasting relationships with new contacts through life events.

New Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocations

The Revd Dr Megan Daffern was licensed in the new role of DDOV on Maundy Thursday, just before the Chrism Eucharist. Here she reflects on her experience so far and explains the new role.

Vigil for Sri Lanka

In response to last week's heartbreaking bombings in Sri Lanka which shattered through the celebrations of Easter, the University Church, Great St Mary's, will be hosting a Vigil for Sri Lanka on Sunday 28th April at 5pm.

Bishop Stephen article in the TES

In Bishop Stephen's role as the lead Education Bishop, he has a piece online in the TES ahead of tomorrow's Lords debate on Relationship and Sex Education.

Bishop Stephen's sermon at the Maundy Thursday Chrism Eucharist

On Maundy Thursday, clergy and lay ministers from across the diocese gathered in Ely Cathedral to affirm their ministerial vows. At the service, the oils to be used in services throughout the year were blessed. Bishop Stephen preached at the service, reflecting on what it means for our vocations to be fully alive in Christ, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

Changing Market Towns: What is an OPERATION MANAGER?

Rebecca Parnell, Operation Manager in March describes her role, its purpose and blessings.

Archbishops ask cathedrals and churches to toll bells for Notre Dame

Following the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are asking cathedrals and churches across England to toll their bells for 7 minutes at 7pm on Thursday.

Did you know you can use A Church Near You as your website?

Lucie Foice-Beard, Operations Manager in Wisbech, reflects on using A Church Near You, the benefits, ease of use and other new features such as using it as the main church website.

How our Lent resources supported our parishes

The Diocese was delighted to provide lent materials this year, produced by The Rev’d Canon Dr Jessica Martin, from Ely Cathedral, entitled; Your Call: follow the Way of Life this Lent.

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Five scheduling tools for social media

Many people who look after their church’s social media accounts are volunteers, managing these channels alongside work, studies or family life. Finding ways to manage their time and plan ahead is crucial to enabling the church to run accounts that are building their community – without becoming a burden to those running them.

Light up the World in Prayer!

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.