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CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS ALIKE

"WE AIM TO MAKE THE CATHEDRAL ACCESSIBLE TO YOUNG PEOPLE, BOTH AS A BUILDING AND AS A LIVING COMMUNITY OF FAITH" - ELY CATHEDRAL SCHOOL GUIDES MISSION STATEMENT.

Did you know that the last person to lock Ely Cathedral was Oliver Cromwell?

Our beautiful Cathedral might be locked for the 2nd time in its 900 year history, but we are determined to continue to engage with children and young people to share with them the beauty, history and heart of this magnificent building.

We might not be able to welcome you into the building physically, but we can help you explore its history and faith digitally. Over the coming weeks we will be publishing a full programme for children, young people and schools so that we can continue to provide opportunities for you to engage with the Cathedral and all it has to offer until we can enjoy meeting you there again.

Learning at Home

Daniel's Scary SleepoverWhilst we can't welcome school groups into the Cathedral at the moment, we would love to share some of our favourite stories about the Cathedral with you! Please do join our Facebook page - Learning Fun for Families - to keep up to date with everything that we are doing.

On Mondays we will be sharing a Bible Story with you through our Facebook page - Learning Fun for Families. There will be activities posted the day before so that children can make their own props to join in the story and suggestions for follow up crafts and games to help them reflect on the story. You can see our past stories here:

Jesus Calms The Storm
Loaves and Bread
Noah and the Ark
The Story of Joseph
A Time for Everything
The Story of Moses
Daniel's Scary Sleepover
The Lost Sheep
The Good Samaritan

St EtheldredaOn Wednesdays we will be sharing stories about our Cathedral and its history. Again, there will be activities posted the day before to help children join in and engage with the stories as they watch as well as suggestions for follow up crafts and games. For Primary aged children who would usually be looking at local history, this is a resource that could really support their home learning. You can see our past stories and activity suggestions here:

How Ely Cathedral survives The Reformation
The Building of the Octagon Tower
The Monks 
The Pilgrims
The Building of the Cathedral
The Vikings Arrive in Ely
The Story of St Etheldreda
Activities for St Etheldreda

On Fridays we will be sharing stories from 'The Wickit Chronicles - Ely Plot' by Joan Lennon:

Chapter 1 of The Wickit Chronicles
Chapter 2 of The Wickit Chronicles
Chapter 3 of The Wickit Chronicles
Chapter 4 of The Wickit Chronicles
Chapter 5 of The Wickit Chronicles
Chapter 6 of The Wickit Chronicles

We hope that this will support you and your family at home over the coming weeks and look forward to welcoming you back to the Cathedral as soon as possible.