At Ely Cathedral we care passionately about justice for people and for all God's creation.
Supporting the peoples of Afghanistan
Many have asked how the Cathedral might best support Afghan refugees beginning lives in the UK. Below are some options for giving and donating:
- Afghan Welcome Home (supported by 'Welcome Churches')
- Donations of clothes etc can be channelled through the Government website
- To support people still within Afghanistan the best option may be to give to the Red Cross's 'Afghanistan Crisis Appeal'
- Church of England toolkit for Supporting Afghan Refugees
In March 2020, A Rocha awarded us their Silver Eco Church award in recognition of the progress we have made in reducing our environmental impact.
In our worship, witness and work, we strive to live out the five marks of mission of the Anglican communion:
The mission of the Church is the mission of Christ:
1. To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
2. To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
3. To respond to human need by loving service
4. To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation
5. To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth.
We recognise that none of these can be considered in isolation, and that one way in which we proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom is through care of our neighbour and of all God's creation - join ECCO (Ely Cathedral Community and Outreach) Facebook Group to find out about our ongoing witness.
This aspect of our life and witness is overseen by the Minister for Social Justice, the Revd Dr Jenny Gage, working with Chapter, staff and volunteers and with other local groups, including the Diocese of Ely Social Justice Network.