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Lady Chapel and Mary

Joyfully proclaiming the love of God in Worship, Outreach, Welcome and Care

Concerts and Events

Cathedral Services

Three Services are held at the Cathedral every day of the year without exception.

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Handel's Messiah

Saturday 7 October
Ely Cathedral Choir is joined by leading professional orchestra Britten Sinfonia to perform Handel’s timeless masterpiece.

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Autumn Programme

Beholding God in Everything: The Soul and the World
Worship, Prayer and Christian Formation at Ely Cathedral: Autumn 2023

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Octagon Tower Tours

Acknowledged as one of the wonders of medieval engineering, this incredible structure completed in 1342 is considered the jewel in the Cathedral crown. Tours run daily.

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Animal Service

24 September
An opportunity to give thanks for the animal companions with whom we share our lives.

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Harvest Weekend

29 September - 1 October
'A Celebration of Water'

Join us to celebrate the harvest.

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Iceni Botanical Artists: Art Exhibition

30 September - 13 October
Celebrating the life of Queen Etheldreda: Herbals and Harvest.

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St. Etheldreda 1350

This year we have a special programme of events, concerts, services and exhibits to mark 1350 years since St. Etheldreda first established a monastery in Ely in AD 673.

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Online Shop

Our online shop features over 100 products including books, gifts, religious items, accessories and souvenirs.

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Lady Chapel and Mary

Support Us

It costs £10,000 a day to care for our historic building, maintain our worship and music tradition, and carry out our contemporary mission of education, outreach, and care.

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Visitor Opening Hours & Tickets

Monday to Saturday:
Visitor charges apply between 10am and 4pm

Visitor charges apply between Noon and 3pm

Please check any changes to opening hours before you visit.

We kindly request that Visitor Tickets are booked in advance.

Services take place Mondays - Saturdays at 5.30pm and Sundays at 4pm – everyone is welcome to attend.

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Safeguarding at Ely Cathedral

We are fully committed to safeguarding all who worship or attend activities here.

We fully acknowledge we have a duty of care to all. We have robust policies and guidelines in place and we follow the advice, guidance and practice of the Church of England in Promoting a Safer Church.

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