The Friends of Ely Cathedral helps to keep members in touch with all that happens at the Cathedral
The generosity of individual Friends by subscription, donation and legacy provides money for many gifts which enhance our beautiful and special Cathedral.
New members are always welcome.
In recent years The Friends has paid for Underfloor heating in The Lady Chapel, Provision of toilets adjacent to The Processional Way, A new computorised lighting system, Concert staging, Internal and external signboards, Admission desk at the West Door, The overhaul of the West Tower clock and the provision of an automatic winding system, Wooden stacking chairs, The 'Way of Life' Sculpture, the re-ordering of the East end of the Lady Chapel and the restoration of Cathedral monuments.
Our latest projects have been to pay for the upgrading of the Cathedral and Lady Chapel public address systems and the designing and development of the Cathedral's Website currently under construction.
- A pass allowing free access to the Cathedral and Stained Glass Museum
- An invitation to the Friends' Festival and Annual General Meeting
- Invitations to lectures, events, tours and outings
- A copy of the Annual Yearbook
We encourage people to Gift Aid their subscriptions and to pay by Standing Order where possible.
The following are the minimum fees for 2013
|Annual Membership (Single)
|Annual Membership (Joint)
|Life Membership (Single)
|Life Membership (Joint)
How to enrol as a Friend
Follow this link to download the Friends' Membership Form:
and return the completed form to Sue Hunting at the address below.
Friends Notecards are now available. These quality blank cards feature a colourful photograph of the Cathedral, taken from the Bishop's Garden and are available from the Friends Office, or the Cathedral Shop, at £3.00 for 5. Click here.
Friends Christmas Cards 2013
Friends Christmas Cards 2013 are now available. The view is the Cathedral from The Deanery Orchard and the photograph was taken by The Dean. The wording inside says "With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year". Price £5 for a pack of 10. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or buy online.
If you have any queries or would like any further information about The Friends of Ely Cathedral please contact:
Mrs Sue Hunting
The Chapter House,
Cambs CB7 4DL.
Telephone: +44 (0)1353 660348
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