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Today Saturday 4 Apr 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

As we are seeing an increase in the number of people falling ill with COVID-19, we must all appreciate the necessity to comply with current regulations and distance ourselves from one another to prevent the spread of infection and save lives. It is for this reason that Ely Cathedral, along with all other Churches and Cathedrals in the UK, is closed for the time being for public worship, private prayer and all other meetings and activities.

We would like to assure you that although our building is closed, it will remain, as it has done for nearly 1000 years, a permanent sign of God's presence alongside us. The church will continue to be alive and active in supporting one another through this time and Cathedral clergy will carry on their pattern of daily prayer and worship but from their own homes. The Dean of York recently posted 'Stay safe, stay at home, save the NHS' - This is a good motto for us all to follow in all situations as far as we can.

You will see that 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 will continue to regularly engage with our global audiences and local community through our digital channels on Facebook, TwitterYouTube and Instagram so please do use the website and social media to stay in touch.

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

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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