News

The Diocese of Ely Annual Report – Now Available

The 2018 Diocese of Ely Annual Report was published on 12 June 2019.

Petertide Ordinations of Priests and Deacons

We are delighted that the Petertide ordinations for the Diocese of Ely will take place at Ely Cathedral this weekend as detailed below.

The Power of The Lord’s Prayer: A Changing Market Towns Story

Olivia O'Neill shares a reflection of some of her work as a Changing Market Towns worker in Wisbech

Connectivity in Churches

The Church of England has created a range of resources on "What can connectivity do for your church building?" With lead thefts on the rise this case study from St Mary's, Bluntisham-cum-Earith offers some interesting insights from Andrew Edney, Churchwarden.

Contactless Giving – new devices available through Parish Buying

Parish Buying have recently launched three new contactless giving devices.

Rwanda Link Strengthened by Teachers: Second Visit.

Ann's reflections on the trip

Parish Giving Scheme achieves 1,000 donors

The Diocese of Ely now has over 1,000 planned givers donating regularly to their church through the Parish Giving Scheme.

Reporting Serious Incidents to the Charity Commission - New online form

All PCCs are charities (whether or not their annual income is at the threshold to require them to register with the Charity Commission). Therefore, they are required to report any Serious Incidents (both safeguarding and non-safeguarding) to the Charity Commission.

Big discounts available for iknow Church administrative software

iKnow Church is The Church of England Recommend Product and is packed with features to help your church with its admin and pastoral care.

All are welcome: Changing Market Towns Project and Downham Market

Mike Booker (Bishop's Change Officer - Market Towns) and Sarah Molyneux-Hetherington (Lay Pioneer in Downham Market) spoke to the Church of England Renewal and Reform team about the Changing Market Towns Project.

Photo Competition: Parish Pixels – show us what makes your church special

This year, Ecclesiatical Insurance's church competition celebrates churches across the UK through photography. However, it is far from a photography competition!

Women's Ministry Day Conference: Celebrating 25 Years

"For Such a Time as this" On 14th June 2019, we are delighted that, as part of the celebrations to mark a quarter of a century since the ordination of women to the priesthood, we will be holding a Women's Ministry Conference.

Bettina Furnée, A World to Come, All Saints and St Andrew’s Church, Kingston, Cambridge

Art and Christianity Press Release - Artist Bettina Furnée creates newly commissioned installation for a rural church in response to the church’s historic wall paintings.

New Children's Society Relationship Manager for our region

The Children’s Society is delighted that Hannah Ratcliffe has joined the team from working at Edmundsbury Cathedral in Suffolk for the past 4 years.

Have you tried the Online Faculty System?

Since January 2017, the Ely Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) and Registry have been accepting Faculty applications via the Church of England’s Online Faculty System (OFS).

Great New Resource: 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.

Strengthening the safety net

Can you support the Children’s Society campaign to strengthen the safety net to ensure families in crisis can get emergency support when they need it?

RSCM Music Sunday – It's Not Too Late To Join The Celebration

Press Release 23 May 2019: This year the Royal School of Church Music’s Music Sunday, an annual event to celebrate the powerful role of music in Christian worship, coincides with Trinity Sunday, 16 June 2019. Churches up and down the land, whether RSCM Members or not, are being encouraged to take part in this international celebration of the role music plays in the life of Christian worship.

New funding to support churches to work with children and young people

Allchurches Trust has launched a new grants programme – Growing Lives – aimed at helping churches and Christian organisations throughout the UK and Ireland to connect with children and young people.

Clergy – could you learn to ride a penny farthing?

We are looking to recruit vicars keen to learn to ride penny farthings!