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Millions of people use ACNY each year.

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.

Safeguarding Dashboard – a NEW resource for our Parishes

Safeguarding in the Church of England has changed considerably in recent years.

The Diocese of Ely secures National Lottery support

Free training on church maintenance and care thanks to National Lottery players

Easter gift as Cheveley church receives funding boost

A Press Release from The National Churches Trust

How to show the value of social media for your church

The latest blog from the Church of England Digital Labs

Podcast: Reflections on the Ordination of Carol Nicholas-Letch

Reflections from the congregation about the Ordination of Carol Nicholas-Letch.

Resources for prayer and conversation for Brexit

Prayer, conversation-starter and event resources to help churches and communities come together in prayer for the country and the Brexit process. Download documents, materials for local printing and social media graphics.

Brexit, Banns and EEA/Swiss Nationals and Marriage Certificate Fees

News from the Faculty Office for all Clergy.

Free social media apps for your church to try in 2019

A Church of England Digital LABS LEARNING guide.

A Church Near You's Resource Hub has launched - here's what you need to know

The Resource Hub is here to give Church of England churches access to logos, videos and stock photography to be used across their communication platforms.

The Church of England Life Events Diary is now live

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

"Behold I am doing a new thing"

March 24th 2019 marks a new era for Wretton with Stoke Ferry and Whittington, The Wissey Valley Team Ministry and the Diocese of Ely.

Reaching Communities on the Edge

On March 18th and 19th, Philip North, Bishop of Burnley and Chair of the Archbishop’s Estates Evangelism Task Force, spent two days in the Diocese of Ely, hosted by the Changing Market Towns project.

A message of prayer and solidarity from Bishop Stephen following the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand

As Bishop of Ely, I stand with those who mourn for the women and men killed in the terrible attack at two mosques today in Christchurch, New Zealand. I invite the people of this diocese to join in the invitation of the Archbishops of New Zealand/Aotearoa to “uphold all those affected in prayer, and to respond to this act by rejecting the rhetoric of hatred and religious intolerance, and to show compassion and kindness to all our neighbours.”

Five top tips for A Church Near You

With more than 10 million page views a year and 85 per cent of visitors going to the site for the first time, A Church Near You offers a unique evangelism opportunity for Church of England churches, and sits at the heart of our national campaigns.

Presidential Address - Diocesan Synod, 9th March 2019

Below is Bishop Stephen's Presidential Address, given to Ely Diocesan Synod, held at Over, Cambridgeshire on the 9th March 2019.

When I'm 64: Bishop's Lent Challenge.

Eighty-five church schools across Cambridgeshire will be promoting positive inter-generational partnerships for the next four weeks as part of the annual Lent Challenge in conjunction with Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Podcast: Revd Chris Hill reflects on Growth Fund for Families' Worker

A year and a half into the three year Growth Fund, Revd Chris Hill (St Mary's Ely) talks to Eleanor Puttock (Digital Evangelism Manager) about the process and what it has brought to the church and the wider community.