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01 Jul 2021 - 31 Jul 2021


Explore Planet Earth at Ely Cathedral!
Luke Jerram's spectacular installation 'Gaia' (kindly sponsored by The Friends of Ely Cathedral), a 7 meter replica of planet Earth, will be on display in Ely Cathedral this July. Suspended from high above, this globally acclaimed work of art will inspire awe and wonder.

This spectacular exhibit can be experienced during Cathedral opening hours. Please book your visitor tickets online in advance (children under 16 and pass holders go free) here.

Gaia will be the focal point of a special event to highlight and address some of the very real issues affecting our world. We all have a duty and responsibility to safeguard our planet and acknowledge the impact of climate change. We hope that Heaven & Earth - The World in Our Hands will raise awareness, educate and inspire us all to protect our world. This event will feature exhibits with a focus on climate change plus talks on environmental issues. 

Heaven & Earth - Events

Friday 2 July, 1.30pm
Healing Herbs Workshop - by Katie from Wild Oak Workshops
Plant up your own kitchen herb garden with delicious herbs to invigorate you!

Saturday 31 July, 9.30am
Ely Cathedral Green Fair
Join us at the inaugural Ely Cathedral Green Fair showcasing eco-friendly stalls selling home-made, locally produced artisan products, plus vegan specialities, local beers and ciders. Discover more about our local environmental groups and how you can support them. A fun family Eco event for everyone to enjoy, on Cross Green (next to the Cathedral).
Free Entry.

Visiting Speakers

Talks take place in the South East transept of the Cathedral

Thursday 8 July, 6.30pm
Canon Peter Sills - 'Walking the Path of Hope' 

Thursday 15 July, 6.30pm
Hannah Malcolm - 'Grief and Courage in a Dying World' 

Tuesday 20 July, 6.30pm
Andrew Graystone - 'How Can We Live Hopefully in a World that Seems Hopeless? - more info

Thursday 29 July, 6.30pm
The Very Revd Dr Frances Ward - 'Something Borrowed, Something Blue: Cherishing Gaia' - more info

Sermon Series

Sermons will be given as part of the regular Sunday Evensong in July and all will be live streamed.

Sunday 4 July, 4pm
Revd Dr Jenny Gage - 'We Do Not Live to Ourselves': Creation and Mutual Responsibility'.

Sunday 18 July, 4pm
Canon Paul Andrews - 'The Lord has Compassion for Every Living Thing': God and Gaia'.

Sunday 25 July (St James the Apostle), 4pm
Canon Jessica Martin - 'Responding to God's Urgent Call for our Times'.

Other Sermons
On Sunday 16 May, Bishop Graham Usher (lead Bishop for the Environment in the Church of England) will preach at the 10.30am Choral Eucharist.