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The Beautiful Stitch - An Exhibition from The Embroiderers' Guild

The Beautiful Stitch - An Exhibition from The Embroiderers' Guild

06 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019

This exhibition is the first travelling exhibition for the Embroiderers' Guild, since its move to new premises at Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury. The Embroiderers' Guild Collection is full of stories behind...
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Cambridge Chorale Lady Chapel Concert - A Sense of the Divine

Cambridge Chorale Lady Chapel Concert - A Sense of the Divine

02 March 2019 7:30pm

Glorious music in one of the country's finest acoustics. Some of the most beautiful choral music ever written, including Harris's Faire is the Heaven and Stanford's Beati quorum via, alongside works by...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - University of South Dakota Chamber Singers

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - University of South Dakota Chamber Singers

04 March 2019 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection POSTER 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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The Choristers' Pancake Race and Big Pancake Party

The Choristers' Pancake Race and Big Pancake Party

05 March 2019 6:15pm

Come and enjoy the fun in our Big Pancake Race and Pancake Party when choristers and musicians (and clergy) will be racing! We will be raising money for the Church Urban...
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An Audience with Paul Trepte

An Audience with Paul Trepte

14 March 2019 7:30pm

After 28 years as Director of Music at Ely, Paul's final services will be those on Easter Day. He reflects on life as a professional Church Musician and his time at...
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Lunchtime Concert - Guildhall Saxophone Ensemble

Lunchtime Concert - Guildhall Saxophone Ensemble

15 March 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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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Suffolk Singers

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Suffolk Singers

16 March 2019 1:10pm

Programme Ave Maria - Victoria Beati Quorum - Stanford Crucifixus - Lotti Crux Fidelis - John IV of Portugal Exsultate Deo - Palestrina /ESSB God so loved the World - Stainer Lift thine eyes - Mendelssohn My Spirit sing...
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Come and Sing Evensong

Come and Sing Evensong

16 March 2019 5:30pm

A chance for everyone to sing Choral Evensong in the magnificent acoustic of Ely Cathedral's Lady Chapel, under the inspiring leadership of the new Director of the Royal School of Church...
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Lunchtime Concert - King's Ely Music

Lunchtime Concert - King's Ely Music

20 March 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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Lunchtime Concert - Julie Bale (Soprano) John Wyatt (Piano)

Lunchtime Concert - Julie Bale (Soprano) John Wyatt (Piano)

21 March 2019 1:10pm

Julie's career as an opera singer and concert performer has seen her perform music from Bach to Wagner all over the UK. On the operatic stage her highlights include Leonore Fidelio...
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Stained Glass Museum 40th Birthday - Family Fun Day

Stained Glass Museum 40th Birthday - Family Fun Day

30 March 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm

To celebrate this landmark birthday, entry to the museum will be FREE* all day during our Family Fun Day. Whether you are revisiting, or discovering the museum for the first time, come...
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Formal launch of the Cathedral Environment Group

Formal launch of the Cathedral Environment Group

03 April 2019 6:15pm

To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth is a mark of Christian mission and discipleship. The growing environmental crisis and rapid...
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Easter Craft Family Drop-in Session (Monday)

Easter Craft Family Drop-in Session (Monday)

08 April 2019 10am - 12pm

Our Free drop-in sessions for children of all ages, run on the mornings of 8 and 10 April. The Easter Craft Drop-Ins at Ely Cathedral will be themed to make them...
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Organ Recital - Paul Trepte

Organ Recital - Paul Trepte

08 April 2019 7pm

Paul Trepte gives his last Organ recital as Director of Music, to which everyone is very warmly invited. Programme Prelude and fugue in E minor ('Wedge') BWV 548 Bach Chorale preludes from op.65 Karg...
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Easter Craft Family Drop-in Session (Wednesday)

Easter Craft Family Drop-in Session (Wednesday)

10 April 2019 10am - 12pm

Our Free drop-in sessions for children of all ages, run on the mornings of 8 and 10 April. The Easter Craft Drop-Ins at Ely Cathedral will be themed to make them...
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Ely Choral Society 'The Music Makers'

Ely Choral Society 'The Music Makers'

13 April 2019 7:30pm

Poulenc Gloria Brahms Alto Rhapsody Elgar The Music Makers Elenor Bowers-Jolley Soprano Stephanie Windsor-Lewis Mezzo-Soprano with the Medlock Ensemble (Helen Medlock Leader) Andrew Parnell conductor Poulenc's Gloria is a captivatingly original setting for soprano solo, chorus and orchestra,...
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A Prelude to Holy Week

A Prelude to Holy Week

14 April 2019 4pm

A service inspired by the Orthodox Liturgy for Palm Sunday Evening providing space to prepare our hearts, minds and souls for the coming of Christ as we enter into this most...
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Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

15 April 2019 7:30pm

The Stations or Way of the Cross (Via Crucis), are a series of images depicting Jesus on the day of his crucifixion, taking his cross to Calvary. First used by the...
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A Sequence of Music and Readings for Holy Week

A Sequence of Music and Readings for Holy Week

17 April 2019 7:30pm

Further details to follow...
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Ely Sinfonia present Verdi's Requiem

Ely Sinfonia present Verdi's Requiem

04 May 2019 7:30pm

Almost all of Verdi's most performed works are operas. But one, his Requiem, is probably performed almost more than any of his other compositions. Yet he almost didn't write it. "There...
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Lunchtime Concert - Neil Colledge (piano)

Lunchtime Concert - Neil Colledge (piano)

09 May 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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An evening of poetry and music with Malcolm Guite

An evening of poetry and music with Malcolm Guite

10 May 2019 7:30pm

Christian Aid Event. Further details and tickets available soon.
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Ely Cathedral Business Group - Celebration of Business

Ely Cathedral Business Group - Celebration of Business

16 May 2019

First held in 2012, Ely Cathedral Business Group's annual Celebration of Business in Ely Cathedral has grown to be one of the region's biggest and grandest business exhibitions. Business Exhibition All...
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The Generation Game

The Generation Game

16 May 2019 1pm - 3pm

There are already four generations in the workplace, and soon to be five. 'They' say that Gen Y are flighty and that the older generations make more mistakes. 'They' call Generation...
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Ely Cathedral Science Festival - The Sky's The Limit

Ely Cathedral Science Festival - The Sky's The Limit

18 May 2019 - 09 Jun 2019

A spectacular science event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and explore what the future holds for humanity. Lift up your eyes and experience the Museum of...
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Science Festival Keynote Lecture - Lord Rees, Astronomer Royal

Science Festival Keynote Lecture - Lord Rees, Astronomer Royal

19 May 2019 6:30pm

Martin Rees is an astrophysicist and cosmologist, and the UK's Astronomer Royal. In this Keynote Lecture, Martin Rees will discuss themes from his recent book. Our Earth has existed for 45...
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Science Festival Evensong

Science Festival Evensong

20 May 2019 5:30pm

To launch the spectacular Ely Cathedral Science Festival all are invited to this celebratory service of Choral Evensong led by our Cathedral Choirs. The music will be out of this world...
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Science Festival - Night at the Cathedral with Grand Opening

Science Festival - Night at the Cathedral with Grand Opening

20 May 2019 7pm - 9pm

As part of the Science Festival we are hosting two spectacular opening evenings in the Cathedral for you to discover how science will shape our future. Let your imagination wander as...
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Science Festival - Dallas Campbell 'We Choose to Go to the Moon'

Science Festival - Dallas Campbell 'We Choose to Go to the Moon'

21 May 2019 7pm

2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The culmination of 400,000 people working to meet J.F. Kennedy's impossible deadline, with technology that didn't yet exist, to explore...
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Science Festival - A Trip to the Moon

Science Festival - A Trip to the Moon

22 May 2019 7pm

The Sun, Moon and Stars have long proved inspirational to composers. In this exciting, cosmically-themed organ recital, Edmund Aldhouse, Director of Music at Ely Cathedral, will perform awe-inspiring works which echo...
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Science Festival - Star Maps to Cell Maps

Science Festival - Star Maps to Cell Maps

23 May 2019 7pm

A lecture and panel discussion from the Cancer Research UK team bringing together astronomy and cancer biology. To fully understand cancer, scientists need to know everything about a tumour - what...
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Science Festival - Lecture: Professor Chris Lintott

Science Festival - Lecture: Professor Chris Lintott

24 May 2019 7pm

The search for life in space has become central to modern astrophysics, whether through new missions which will explore the oceans hidden inside the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, or the...
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Science Festival - Fly Me To The Moon Concert

Science Festival - Fly Me To The Moon Concert

25 May 2019 7:30pm

Come and sit under the light of the silvery moon and experience the big band sound of '78RPM Big Band' with well-known jazz vocalist, Joanna Eden. Featuring a fantastic selection of...
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Science Festival Sung Eucharist

Science Festival Sung Eucharist

26 May 2019 10:30am

A very special Sunday worship with distinctive guest, the Revd Professor David Wilkinson, who is a Methodist minister, theologian, astrophysicist and academic. David is the current Principal of St John's College,...
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Science Festival - 'Dr. Who Uncovered' with special guests!

Science Festival - 'Dr. Who Uncovered' with special guests!

26 May 2019 2pm

Doctor Who is over 55 years old and is one of the world's most successful science fiction franchises. In its time, the show has tackled environmentalism, fascism, religious fanaticism, monsters made...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - University of London Chamber Choir

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - University of London Chamber Choir

27 May 2019 1:10pm

'One of London's most exciting young chamber choirs!' (BBC Radio 3's The Choir) The University of London Chamber Choir (ULCC) is a high standard, dynamic and expressive choral ensemble formed of current and...
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Science Festival - Children's Lecture: Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Science Festival - Children's Lecture: Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

27 May 2019 4pm

Moon-Past, Present and Future The moon has fascinated humankind since the beginning of history. But far from being just a big rock out in space, the Moon has a phenomenal power over...
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Science Festival - Keynote Lecture: Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Science Festival - Keynote Lecture: Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

27 May 2019 7pm

Moon-Past, Present and Future The moon has fascinated humankind since the beginning of history. But far from being just a big rock out in space, the Moon has a phenomenal power over...
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Science Festival - Family Fusing

Science Festival - Family Fusing

28 May 2019 1:30pm - 3pm

Get together as a group to make your own space-themed fused glass coasters. Adults and children age 7+ will learn how to cut glass, and everyone will use a variety of...
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Science Festival - Children's Lecture: Dr Matthew Bothwell

Science Festival - Children's Lecture: Dr Matthew Bothwell

28 May 2019 4pm

'Exploring the Universe' Matt is an outreach astronomer at the University of Cambridge's Institute of Astronomy, specialising in Outreach and Science Communication. As an observational astronomer, he uses a range of state-of-the-art...
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Science Festival - Keynote Lecture: Dr Matthew Bothwell

Science Festival - Keynote Lecture: Dr Matthew Bothwell

28 May 2019 7pm

'Exploring the Universe' Matt is an outreach astronomer at the University of Cambridge's Institute of Astronomy, specialising in Outreach and Science Communication. As an observational astronomer, he uses a range of state-of-the-art...
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Science Festival - School Holiday Drop-in Session

Science Festival - School Holiday Drop-in Session

29 May 2019 10am - 12pm

A chance for young children and families to experience the Museum of the Moon and Science Festival Exhibition with interactive stalls and crafts. Free Entry.
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Science Festival - Night at the Cathedral II

Science Festival - Night at the Cathedral II

29 May 2019 7pm - 9pm

The second Night At The Cathedral events presents a final opportunity to let your imagination wander as you explore the numerous Science Festival exhibits including meteors and space suits under the...
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Science Festival - Ascension Day Pre-Service Lecture: Dr Andrew Davison

Science Festival - Ascension Day Pre-Service Lecture: Dr Andrew Davison

30 May 2019 6pm

On this day the church remembers that Christ ascended from the earth into the heavens. We explore the themes of 'Ascending into the heavens' in our worship with guest preacher Dr...
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Open University Graduation Ceremonies

Open University Graduation Ceremonies

01 June 2019 9:30am - 4:30pm

The annual Open University Graduation Ceremonies take place today at 11am and 3pm. PLEASE NOTE: The Cathedral will be closed to the general public from 9.30am. Each year, Ely Cathedral hosts the...
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Etheldreda Craft and Food Fair

Etheldreda Craft and Food Fair

01 June 2019 10am - 6pm

Supporting traditional English music with a traditional English fair The annual Etheldreda Craft and Food Fair takes place on Palace Green, surrounded by the splendour of Ely Cathedral and The Old Palace...
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Science Festival - Compline by Moonlight

Science Festival - Compline by Moonlight

02 June 2019 8pm

This ancient, meditative service was sung by monastic communities at the end of the day before sleep. In the beautiful surroundings of Ely Cathedral, lit by moonlight and candlelight, take in...
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Solemn Eucharist for the Feast of Corpus Christi with Procession and Benediction

Solemn Eucharist for the Feast of Corpus Christi with Procession and Benediction

20 June 2019 7:30pm

The Feast of Corpus Christi (Day of Thanksgiving for the Institution of Holy Communion) is the day on which the Church gives thanks for Our Lord's institution of the Eucharist. It is...
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The Isle of Ely Arts Festival present 'A Night at the Movies'

The Isle of Ely Arts Festival present 'A Night at the Movies'

12 July 2019 7pm

The Isle of Ely Arts Festival are delighted to present 'A Night at the Movies' in the glorious surroundings of Ely Cathedral. This event promises to be a night for all...
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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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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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