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    Canon Jessica Martin offers weekly reflections which we hope will bring comfort in these challenging times.

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    We are live streaming the 10.30am Sunday Eucharist and 4pm Sunday Evensong on our YouTube channel

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    Peregrines nesting in the Cathedral

    We have resident Peregrine Falcons at Ely Cathedral - live webcam coming soon ...

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Message from The Dean of Ely (Updated 10 Jan 2021)

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

Dear Friends,

It will be no surprise that in line with the most recent government announcement (04/01/21) and heightened restrictions, Ely Cathedral must continue to close to visitors for the foreseeable future.

During this period we will continue with our daily worship, however, in light of the worsening situation around Covid, Chapter have made the difficult decision to discontinue all public worship as a temporary measure. While this is disappointing, we feel we must act responsibly in order to mitigate all opportunities for the virus to spread. The resident Clergy will continue to pray Morning and Evening Prayer in the Cathedral and offer the Eucharist at 08:30 Monday - Saturday in the Cathedral, but these services will no longer be open to those wishing to attend in person. Regrettably the Cathedral will also not be open for private prayer. We sincerely hope to resume public worship and be open for those wishing to pray, as soon as we feel it is safe and viable to do so.

We will continue to offer worship remotely by live streaming services. Details and information on how to access services online is available on our Worship pages on this website. You can also keep in touch with us and keep up to date with our activities via our social media channels.

We appreciate that for many, this extended and more severe period of lockdown, must be very challenging and disheartening. It is difficult not to be able to spend time with friends and family, or simply being able to go about your daily routine. If you, or anyone you know, needs any help or support please do get in touch via email on gro/lardehtacyle//troppus

In the meantime we will continue to hope and pray for a more peaceful and settled year ahead.

With my prayers and best wishes


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