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Today Friday 29 May 2020
Ely Cathedral is closed in response to COVID-19 prevention measure
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Welcome to the Ely Cathedral Website

Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic the Cathedral is closed for the time being.

The Very Revd Mark Bonney

The Very Revd Mark Bonney

Although the Cathedral building is closed for public worship and prayer, it remains, as has been the case for nearly 1000 years, a permanent sign of God's presence alongside us and a priest is now able to say prayers in the Cathedral on their own.

The Church continues to be alive and active in supporting people through this time, the Cathedral clergy and others who join them through Zoom maintain the pattern of daily prayer and worship. This is a time of innovation and experimentation and our website provides information which we hope will be of use during this time, such as prayers, daily reflection, sermons, music by the Cathedral choristers and some film and images of the building.

We have also set up an Ely Cathedral Community Support Group which you can join on Facebook or contact us by email: gro/lardehtacyle//troppus. If you need to speak to someone as a matter of urgency, please call the Chapter House on 01353 667735 and we will get back to you.

We are engaging with our global audiences and local community through our digital channels on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram so please do use the website and social media to stay in touch.

Also, in the light of Government looking to a phased emergence from lockdown, we are engaged in planning for this as well, though we anticipate that this will be gradual and partial as far as worship and prayer in the Cathedral is concerned as well as the activities of the Almonry, refectory and shop.

Thank you for all the support given through attendance at virtual services, through donations and contributions through our social media sites. These are really important for our community life.

My prayers and good wishes to you all during this troubling time and we hope you, your families and your loved ones stay well.


The Very Revd Mark BonneyECO Silver Award

A prayer in lockdown

The doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked. (John 20.19)

Ever present God, be with us in our isolation, be close to us in our distancing, be healing in our sickness, be joy in our sadness, be light in our darkness, be wisdom in our confusion, be all that is familiar when all is unfamiliar, that when the doors reopen we may with the zeal of Pentecost inhabit our communities and speak of your goodness to an emerging world.
For Jesus' sake. Amen.


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