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School Holiday Drop-in Session (Wednesday)

School Holiday Drop-in Session (Wednesday)

23 October 2019 10am - 12pm

Our Free drop-in sessions for children of all ages, run on the mornings of 21 and 23 October in the Lady Chapel. The Holiday Drop-Ins at Ely Cathedral will be themed...
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Topping & Company Book Event - Gyles Brandreth

Topping & Company Book Event - Gyles Brandreth

24 October 2019 7:30pm

Topping & Company Book events provide rich illumination into an author's work and help deepen the experience of reading. They are lively experiences with the emphasis on direct communication between author...
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Elgar in the Cathedral

Elgar in the Cathedral

26 October 2019 7:30pm

The Cambridge Student Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Stephen Armstrong SYMPHONY NO. 1 THE WAND OF YOUTH SUITE No. 1 POMP and CIRCUMSTANCE MARCHES 3 and 5 CORONATION MARCH. POSTER Tickets £18/£16/£10 available below or from Ely Cathedral Box Office: 01353...
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Topping & Company Book Event - The Hairy Bikers

Topping & Company Book Event - The Hairy Bikers

28 October 2019 7:30pm

Topping & Company Book events provide rich illumination into an author's work and help deepen the experience of reading. They are lively experiences with the emphasis on direct communication between author...
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'Doing Justice' Discussion Series, The Revd Canon Mark Oakley

'Doing Justice' Discussion Series, The Revd Canon Mark Oakley

04 November 2019 6:45pm - 8pm

What is justice? We use the word about making things right and fair in society, so that people may be respected, valued, having rights in themselves and responsibilities to each other....
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Britten Sinfonia with The Sixteen - MacMillan's Stabat Mater

Britten Sinfonia with The Sixteen - MacMillan's Stabat Mater

09 November 2019 7:30pm

Few living composers communicate with the emotional directness of James MacMillan. The preeminent Scottish composer of our time draws upon his Celtic heritage and Catholic faith for revelatory choral works that...
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Service of Remembrance

Service of Remembrance

10 November 2019 10:30am

The Service of Remembrance which takes place in the Cathedral each year is always attended by many members of the public and serving members of the armed forces and local veterans. "They...
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Solemn Orchestral Requiem Eucharist

Solemn Orchestral Requiem Eucharist

10 November 2019 4pm

A Solemn Requiem Eucharist led by the boys, girls and lower voices of Ely Cathedral choir accompanied by Ely Consort. The setting of the Requiem is by Gabriel Fauré. Gabriel Fauré composed...
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Christmas Gift & Food Fair 2019 - Preview Evening

Christmas Gift & Food Fair 2019 - Preview Evening

13 November 2019 6:30pm - 9pm

Now in its eighth year, this popular event is widely acknowledged as one of East Anglia's exceptional Christmas shopping experiences. Over 120 bespoke trade stalls are located in the Cathedral's magnificent...
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Christmas Gift & Food Fair 2019

Christmas Gift & Food Fair 2019

14 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019

Now in its eighth year, this popular event is widely acknowledged as one of East Anglia's exceptional Christmas shopping experiences. Over 120 bespoke trade stalls are located in the Cathedral's magnificent...
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'Saying Goodbye' Service

'Saying Goodbye' Service

17 November 2019 6:30pm

Run by the Mariposa Trust. The Saying Goodbye Services are the first national set of remembrance services for people who have lost a child at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or...
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Vespers

Vespers

18 November 2019 5:30pm

In November 1539, the monastery at Ely was dissolved. Centuries of prayer and tradition were disrupted and destroyed. We mark this event this year, the 480th since the dissolution, with a...
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Ely - Cambridge and the Reformation - A Lecture with Music

Ely - Cambridge and the Reformation - A Lecture with Music

18 November 2019 7pm

Faith in Adversity: Reformation, Dissolution and Change at Ely In November 1539, the monastery at Ely was dissolved. Centuries of prayer and tradition were disrupted and destroyed. We mark this event this...
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Lunchtime Concert - Pupils of King's Ely

Lunchtime Concert - Pupils of King's Ely

20 November 2019 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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G4 Christmas 2019

G4 Christmas 2019

21 November 2019 7:30pm

Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting... After sell-out tours in 2017 & 2018, G4 return in 2019 with their biggest and best Christmas tour to date! With a series of 28...
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'Doing Justice' Discussion Series, His Honour Judge Lucraft

'Doing Justice' Discussion Series, His Honour Judge Lucraft

24 November 2019 6:45pm - 8pm

What is justice? We use the word about making things right and fair in society, so that people may be respected, valued, having rights in themselves and responsibilities to each other....
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Choir of All Saints' Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Choir of All Saints' Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia

25 November 2019 1:10pm

Founded in 1899, the All Saints Choir of Men and Boys is one of only a few parish-based choirs of its type in the Episcopal Church in the United States. The...
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Topping & Company Book Event - David Mitchell

Topping & Company Book Event - David Mitchell

26 November 2019 7:30pm

Topping & Company Book events provide rich illumination into an author's work and help deepen the experience of reading. They are lively experiences with the emphasis on direct communication between author...
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'Doing Justice' Discussion Series, Lucy Frazer

'Doing Justice' Discussion Series, Lucy Frazer

28 November 2019 6:45pm - 8pm

What is justice? We use the word about making things right and fair in society, so that people may be respected, valued, having rights in themselves and responsibilities to each other....
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Elgar's 'The Kingdom' with CUSC and Leeds Philharmonic Chorus

Elgar's 'The Kingdom' with CUSC and Leeds Philharmonic Chorus

30 November 2019 7:30pm

Cambridge University Symphony Chorus is joining forces with Leeds Philharmonic Chorus under conductor David Hill for a rare performance of Elgar's spectacular oratorio, The Kingdom. Following on from The Apostles, it...
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Advent Procession with Carols

Advent Procession with Carols

01 December 2019 6pm

The Church has always kept Advent as a season of great solemnity - a time in which to meditate upon the ultimate issues of death, judgement, hell and heaven. Advent, though,...
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The Gesualdo Six

The Gesualdo Six

02 December 2019 7:30pm

"Revel in the gorgeous sounds, the spellbinding music, the programmes with something for everyone." - John Rutter. The Gesualdo Six, directed by Owain Park, present works from their new Christmas CD recorded...
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Ely Cathedral Centre Christmas Craft Fair

Ely Cathedral Centre Christmas Craft Fair

07 December 2019 10am - 3pm

Come along for a celebration of all things handmade at our fabulous Christmas Craft Fair. There will be over 20 stalls over 3 floors of beautiful handmade gifts so pop along...
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Children's Society Christingle

Children's Society Christingle

07 December 2019 3pm

Proceeds will help The Children's Society's vital work with children facing life's harshest challenges: children who may find themselves sleeping rough this winter; fleeing conflict and war; caught in a...
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Central Band of the Royal British Legion 'Christmas Spectacular'

Central Band of the Royal British Legion 'Christmas Spectacular'

07 December 2019 7pm

Ely Cathedral is delighted to host the highly acclaimed Central Band of the Royal British Legion performing their 'Christmas Spectacular' - a night of seasonal music to include well known Christmas...
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The Big Christmas Tree Light Switch-on Service!

The Big Christmas Tree Light Switch-on Service!

08 December 2019 5:15pm

Come and see the biggest, most spectacular Christmas tree in Ely as we countdown to the switching on of the lights. This popular event designed for young children and families celebrates...
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Christmas Wreath Workshops

Christmas Wreath Workshops

12 December 2019

Katie from Wild Oak Workshops welcomes you to a magical Christmas Wreath Workshop where you will ignite your creativity in the beautiful Lady Chapel. A relaxed workshop using armfuls of locally harvested...
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Christmas Story and Song Time

Christmas Story and Song Time

12 December 2019 10:30am

Meet at the Christmas tree. A very special service recommended for younger children re-telling the Christmas Story in the wonderful setting of Ely Cathedral. This short service will include storytelling, delicious...
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Chapterhouse Theatre Company present A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

Chapterhouse Theatre Company present A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

13 December 2019 7:30pm

We are delighted to host the Chapterhouse Theatre Company for its festive UK tour of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Especially adapted for the stage by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this...
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Community Christmas Carol Sing-a-long

Community Christmas Carol Sing-a-long

14 December 2019 2pm

with the Ely Cathedral Community Choir accompanied by Littleport Brass Band Forget the Christmas shopping for an hour! Come and sing-a-long to your favourite carols with Christmas music, readings and prayers. Free admission All welcome
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Royal Papworth Hospital Charity's Annual Christmas Carol Service

Royal Papworth Hospital Charity's Annual Christmas Carol Service

15 December 2019 1:30pm

The carol service provides the perfect opportunity for festive cheer with traditional carols and readings whilst raising vital funds for Royal Papworth Hospital. Lessons will be read by members of hospital...
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Advent Taizé

Advent Taizé

15 December 2019 6:30pm

A candlelit service in a gentle, reflective style - time and space in the busy build-up to Christmas All are welcome Music led by musicians from Ely Cathedral and the Diocese of...
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Hark! the Herald - Annual Carol Concert

Hark! the Herald - Annual Carol Concert

21 December 2019 7:30pm

Hark! The Herald is a memorable evening of traditional Christmas carols and seasonal music in the magical setting of Ely Cathedral. The magnificent 30ft Christmas tree and soaring voices of the...
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Service of Readings and Carols

Service of Readings and Carols

29 December 2019 4pm

As in previous years, this service will be supported by members of the Ely Cathedral Octagon Singers along with local singers, their guests and by any other singers who find themselves...
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Carrot Productions present 'The Snowman'

Carrot Productions present 'The Snowman'

30 December 2019

Immerse yourself in the irresistible animated film of The Snowman this Christmas, accompanied by a live orchestra. A heart-warming experience that brings more than a snowman to life - and featuring...
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Crowns and Gowns - An Exhibition

Crowns and Gowns - An Exhibition

01 Feb 2020 - 15 Mar 2020

A fabulous collection of costumes, jewels, props, behind the scenes images and memorabilia from some of the major Hollywood movies filmed at Ely Cathedral. This fascinating exhibition in the Lady Chapel...
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Sparkling Valentine's Concert

Sparkling Valentine's Concert

15 February 2020 7:30pm

Details to follow... Tickets £28 reserved and £20 unreserved (including glass of bubbly) My Account | Basket //
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Heaven and Earth - The World in Our Hands

Heaven and Earth - The World in Our Hands

15 May 2020 - 15 Jun 2020

Luke Jerram's spectacular installation 'Gaia', a 7 meter replica of planet Earth, will be on display at Ely Cathedral. Suspended from high above, this globally acclaimed work of art will be...
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Ad orientem: An Ely Liturgy

Ad orientem: An Ely Liturgy

22 June 2020

The new work, titled Ad orientem: An Ely Liturgy, sits somewhere between contemporary 'art' music, music theatre and liturgy, and tells the story of the original Anglo-Saxon monastery at Ely, founded...
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