WORSHIP & MUSIC
ALL SERVICES AT THE CATHEDRAL ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE.
AT THE HEART OF THE LIFE OF THE CATHEDRAL IS THE ONGOING PATTERN OF MORNING PRAYER, HOLY COMMUNION AND EVENSONG. PRAYER AND WORSHIP ARE THE BEDROCK OF ALL WE DO. ALL SERVICES AT THE CATHEDRAL ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE. THE STYLE OF WORSHIP TENDS TO BE FORMAL, USING ESTABLISHED PATTERNS OF PRAYER TO HELP US GROW TOGETHER INTO THE MYSTERY OF GOD.
Ely Cathedral stands as a symbol and focus of the presence of God in the world and is served by a community of people who work and worship in this place.
At the heart of the life of Ely Cathedral is the daily pattern of prayer and worship. This daily rhythm of prayer forms the framework of all that we do.
We begin and end the day with prayer. During hourly prayers we invite our visitors and pilgrims to join in the Lord's Prayer, in their own language, as they pause and pray.
Music is integral to the worshiping and educational life of the Cathedral. The Cathedral Choir, made up of Choristers and Lay clerks, usually sing Evensong and the Sunday Sung Eucharist.
Founded in 673, we continue to share in the ministry of the Bishop and the Diocese of Ely and in the wider mission of the Church throughout the world.
In the 21st century we present a place of refreshment and encounter in which Church, City and nation meet to celebrate a common history and discern the kingdom of God within the new horizons of an international metropolis.
Using our diverse skills we cherish for future generations the inheritance of worship, scholarship, teaching, music making, art and architectural craft.
Valuing this inheritance we are committed to the cultural diversity, equal opportunities, and personal development of all who work here.
We welcome all who visit this House of God.