MAKE A GIFT IN MEMORY OR CELEBRATION
THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU MAY WISH TO REMEMBER SOMEONE IN A TANGIBLE WAY. OR THERE COULD BE A SPECIAL DATE YOU WOULD LIKE TO CELEBRATE. THERE ARE MANY WAYS YOU CAN DO THIS AT ELY CATHEDRAL - HERE ARE JUST SOME IDEAS
Light for a Night
Ely Cathedral's Octagon Tower, the crowning glory of 'the Ship of the Fens', can be seen from miles around in every direction. After dark, the floodlighting establishes it as a beacon witnessed by visitors, travellers and those living in its beam.
Honour the life of someone special by sponsoring the lighting of the Octagon on a date that is important to you. Celebrate a birthday or an anniversary, remember a loved one and memorialise a special date.
You can create your 'Light for a Night' with a gift of £50 or upwards (any amount you choose). The names of those contributing - or remembered - can be included in a regularly updated list on our website, if wished.
Flowers for a Week
Summer and winter alike, flowers adorn the interior of Ely Cathedral. Their delicate and transient beauty contrasts with and enhances the solid majesty of the magnificent building.
£100 will pay for the flowers for one week, and will give you the opportunity to think of a special person who has, or had, a particular love of flowers. The names of those contributing to the costs of flowers for that week will be included in Sunday's Service Sheet, if wished.
Sponsor a Chair
Ely Cathedral uses beech Howe chairs. Most are plain chairs without arms, but some - normally placed on the ends of a row - have arms for those with mobility difficulties. You can sponsor a chair in the name of an individual, or a group, and choose the wording for a plaque which will be placed on the back of the chair (a word limit applies).
Music for a Day
It costs Ely Cathedral £1,000 per day to maintain our glorious music tradition. The sound of treble voices soaring into the vast space of the Cathedral is an unforgettable experience. The Choir at Ely is world famous and of the highest quality.
A gift of £250 or above will contribute to the cost of a day's music, and provide the opportunity to remember a loved one, they life they lived and the impact they made, in a very personal and positive way. Choose a date that is important to you and celebrate the joy that music has brought. Your loved one's name will be read out on the date you choose.
Recognising your gift
Ely Cathedral receives no financial support from the Government. It costs £6,000 per day to keep the doors open, and of that £100 per week is needed to provide flowers, £250 per day to heat and light the Cathedral, and £1,000 per day to cover the cost of Music. Your gift can help us to safeguard the Cathedral's glories for future generations to enjoy.
The names of all our kind donors will be included in Ely Cathedral's Annual Report (unless you tell us that you prefer to remain anonymous).
If you are a UK taxpayer, you can increase the value of your gift at no additional cost to yourself through Gift Aid.
To find out more please contact:
Helen Bright on 01353 660321 or George Reynolds on 01353 660365
or email us at gro/lardehtacyle//tnempoleved