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Ely Cathedral

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

BEHIND THIS MAGNIFICENT BUILDING WHICH WE SO RICHLY ENJOY, THERE IS AN ARMY OF VOLUNTEERS, WITHOUT WHOM THIS CATHEDRAL CHURCH WOULD BE UNABLE TO FUNCTION. THERE ARE ALSO MANY DIFFERENT GROUPS OFFERING SUPPORT, PRAYER OR SPECIAL ACTIVITIES. ALL THESE COMBINE TO MAKE A RICH AND COMPLEX COMMUNITY WHICH HAS JESUS CHRIST AT ITS HEART.

Cathedral Guides and Tower Guides: Enthusiastic and friendly volunteers who receive training to lead guided tours and show visitors of all ages around the cathedral. To find out more contact Sallyann Ford 01353 660361 - gro/lardehtacyle//drof/s

Bedesmen: Bedesmen are appointed by the Chapter to assist the Vergers in all aspects of Cathedral worship. Contact: Canon James Garrard 01353 660335 - gro/lardehtacyle//drarrag/j

Day Chaplains: Day Chaplains are ministers from any Christian denomination, who, from April to October and over the Christmas period, lead our hourly prayers in the Cathedral and offer pastoral care. Contact: John Marshall - ku/oc/oohay//86llahsramrdnaj

Ely Foodbank, Fairtrade and Social Responsibility: If you are keen to be involved in work for Justice and Peace or with our local foodbank, please contact Canon Victoria Johnson - gro/lardehtacyle//nosnhoj/v

Flower Guild: Arrange flowers in the Cathedral for all services and major events in the Church's calendar. Contact: Judy Wynn 01353 669216

Intercessors and Readers: Are you interested in reading the lessons or leading the prayers for main services in the Cathedral? Contact: Frances Ascroft-Walker 01353 660309

Ministry of Welcome: Lay people from any Christian denomination offer a spiritual ministry of welcome to all who come to the Cathedral. Contact: Joan Cameron 01353 614467 or Sally Rowland on 01353 664359

Schools Guides: Volunteers who work with the 10,000 school children who visit the Cathedral each year. Contact the Director of Education Nicky Ayscough on 01353 660332

Servers: Servers assist the clergy with worship at all main services at the Cathedral on a rotational basis. Contact: Philip Peacock - moc/tcennoctb//kcocaep/pilihp

Shop Volunteers: Main job is to serve customers, but also help with shelf replenishment and tidying. Contact: Penny Price on 01353 660319

Stewards: Stewards show people to their seats, take collections and generally help out at all main services and events in the Cathedral. Contact: Chris Flatman, Operations Manager 01353 660356

Working with Young People: All activities for young people organised in the Cathedral and Cathedral Centre. Contact: Canon Victoria Johnson 01353 660302

For more detailed information please read through the booklet - Getting Involved - 'A guide to volunteers and getting involved in the life of Ely Cathedral'

We hope you will find a place within our community where you can find friendship and support, grow in faith and find opportunities to serve God in the Church and in the wider world


Statement of Policy for the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults
In accordance with the current regulation, all staff and volunteers at Ely Cathedral who have regular, one-to-one, unsupervised or overnight contact with children or vulnerable adults will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and complete a Confidential Declaration.
All staff and volunteers whose contact with children and vulnerable adults is occasional may not be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check but they will be required to provide two references and complete a Confidential Declaration.