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CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

WELCOME TO YOUR CATHEDRAL!

ELY CATHEDRAL IS FOR EVERYONE. WE HOPE THAT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FIND A SPECIAL WELCOME HERE AND ENJOY THE MAGNIFICENT BUILDING AND ALL THAT WE HAVE TO OFFER THROUGH WORSHIP, MUSIC, PRAYER, FAMILY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES. CHILDREN OFTEN EXPRESS AWE AND WONDER WHEN THEY COME INTO THIS WONDERFUL SPACE. WE HOPE THEY ALSO EXPERIENCE SOMETHING OF GOD'S LOVE FOR THEM.

2017 Programme

Sunday Sing! for Creation, 14 May 2.15pm
As we get ready for our Science Festival, we give thanks for the amazing world we live in, the gifts of nature and discoveries of science. This informal child-friendly service lasts about 30 minutes followed by refreshments.

T-Rex and Dino Dig, Saturday 20 May 11am-3pm
Come and meet T-Rex, our friendly dinosaur walking around the cathedral. There will also be a dinosaur dig where you can uncover your very own fossil to take home... Read more

Mini-beast Hunt and Nature Walk Sunday 4 June 3pm in the Almonry Garden
Come and join us for an exciting hunt for mini-beasts, birds and cool creatures in the Almonry Garden. Afternoon teas and ice cream available in the Almonry Tea Rooms. Free Entry... Read more

Blast Off! Dr Bunhead Science Show, Saturday 10 June 4.30pm
The amazing stunt scientist Dr Bunhead presents his 'Blast off' Show, bringing science to life with explosive experiments, mayhem and live music. The Special show is for children and families-don't miss it!... Read more

Messy Church does Science, Sunday 18 June 1-3pm
The national launch of the new 'Messy Science Project' with experiments and activities for children and families and a chance to buy the new resource book. Sponsored by the Church of England's Scientists in Congregations Award... Read more

Regular Children's activities at Ely Cathedral

Junior Church
Our Cathedral Junior Church meets on Sunday's during term time. They gather in Powchers Hall at 10.15am, and then come back to join the whole church family for Holy Communion. They hear stories, sing songs, do craft activities and learn about the Christian Faith. Junior Church is for children from Reception to Year 6. All of our Junior Church helpers are DBS checked and receive regular safeguarding training.
For further information contact June Massey - 01353 656959.

The Edward Bear Club meets every Friday from 10-11am in Powchers Hall (just outside the south door of the Cathedral) and is designed for pre-school children and their parents/carers. There is a special little service with prayers, songs and stories and then plenty of time for play followed by refreshments. Edward Bear Club is run by the Cathedral branch of the Mothers' Union, and you can find out more about their work here.

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Children's Area
Every Sunday there is a special area set aside (in the Prior's Door area) for young children to use during our main Sunday service at 10.30am. There are toys and books and a loudspeaker so that you can listen to the service at the same time. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Ely Imps, our Children's Choir.
The Ely Imps are our fantastic children's choir for children between 7-13yrs. Children from all over Ely are invited to come along and enjoy the experience of singing in the Cathedral. We are always looking for new members to come and join the fun. To find out more about The Ely Imps see here.

Ely Cathedral App.

Did you know, if you live in Ely, postcode CB6 or CB7 you can apply for a resident's pass which gives you free entry Ely Cathedral?

If you would like to find out more about events for children and families please contact: gro/lardehtacyle//nosnhoj/v