HISTORY & HERITAGE
ELY CATHEDRAL IS NOT A MUSEUM BUT A LIVING COMMUNITY
PEOPLE OFTEN ASK WHY SUCH A VAST CHURCH WAS BUILT IN SUCH A SMALL TOWN .......
..... In fact the Cathedral came first. When it was built Ely was only a small settlement, the town grew up around the Cathedral.
The Benedictine monks only concern was to glorify God, and nothing less than a building on a majestic scale would do.