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The Blessed Virgin Mary by David Wynne in the Lady Chapel

Who We Are

The Ministry of our Cathedral


We describe the ministry of our cathedral in four parts:

Our purpose, objects, mission & vision
(in other words, our fundamental role in society, our aims, our day-to-day being and our hopes for the future)

Our core challenge
(the thing we’ve identified that we most want to change, our approach to tackling it, and the specific actions we’ll take)

Responding to change in the world
(addressing climate change, meeting the needs of a digital future, and reforming ourselves to become more accountable and transparent)

Delivering our core ministry
(the heart of ‘being Ely Cathedral’)