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Ely Cathedral appoints new Director of Music

The Chapter of Ely Cathedral is delighted to announce the appointment of Edmund Aldhouse as Director of Music. Edmund will succeed Paul Trepte who retires next Easter and whose distinguished career...
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Ely Cathedral's Christmas Gift & Food Fair adds an additional day due to demand

Now in its seventh year this popular event is widely acknowledged as one of East Anglia's exceptional Christmas experiences. Over 120 bespoke stalls fill the Cathedral's magnificent Nave, its famous Lady...
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Battle's Over - Ely Cathedral to lead a day of commemoration

Ely Cathedral is playing its part in an international commemoration marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War I. Battle's Over takes place on November...
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Ely Cathedral Welcomes Harvest Torch

For the first time Ely Cathedral is to receive the National Harvest Torch at the Harvest Festival Songs of Praise which takes place on Sunday 14 October at 4pm where the...
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First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund 2014-2018

The independent evaluation of the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund grant scheme, to which the government contributed £40 million, was published on 17 July 2018. Click on the links...
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Cathedral Choristers set off on Music Tour of Estonia

17 boy choristers from Ely Cathedral's highly regarded choir will perform a series of choral music concerts in Estonia. This is the Choir's first ever visit to Estonia and includes a...
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Festival Fever Gets Underway

Ely Cathedral's long awaited Flower Festival returns this week. Over 100 specialist floral designers and several large scale props are starting to descend on the building for the opening of Kaleidoscope...
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Diarmuid Gavin to officially open Ely's eagerly awaited Flower Festival

TV personality and celebrity gardener, Diarmuid Gavin, will be making a special appearance at Ely Cathedral's Flower Festival, which takes place in June. Diarmuid will be guest of honour at the...
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Celebrity Gardener, Diarmuid Gavin, confirmed as Ambassador for Ely's Flower Festival

TV personality and celebrity gardener, Diarmuid Gavin, will be making a special appearance at Ely Cathedral's Flower Festival, which takes place in June. Diarmuid will be guest of honour at the...
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Mahler's Resurrection Symphony Gets a Cinematic Screening in Ely Cathedral with Leonard Bernstein on

Tickets now on sale - www.elycathedral.org/events/leonard-bernstein-at-100-with-mahlers-resurrection-symphony (£20 - Children: £15) On the eve of Leonard Bernstein's 100th Birthday, experience this legendary concert film of Gustav Mahler's Resurrection Symphony like never before with...
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Ely Cathedral presents Tree of Life - a major solo exhibition by Helaine Blumenfeld OBE

A major solo exhibition of large-scale sculptures by internationally-acclaimed artist Helaine​ Blumenfeld OBE,​ will be presented in the magnificent setting of the 900-year old Ely​ Cathedral,​ Cambridgeshire, from 13​ July -...
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Kaleidoscope of Life 21-24 June 2018

Ely Cathedral's long awaited Flower Festival returns this June. As with any highly anticipated event of this size and profile, it is no surprise that plans and designs are already well...
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Ely Cathedral and the Diocese of Ely Christmas campaign - #aChristmasMiracle exceeds all expectation

The Diocese of Ely and Ely Cathedral have been amazed by the success of their 2018 social media campaign to mark Advent and Christmas. #aChristmasMiracle was launched on Advent Sunday and...
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Ely Cathedral & the Diocese of Ely jointly launch new global digital media campaign

The Diocese of Ely and Ely Cathedral are launching a global social media campaign to mark the start of one of Christianity's most important seasons. Entitled #aChristmasMiracle, the campaign launches on Advent...
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Delia Supports Christmas Charity Cake Bake

Volunteer bakers across the region are busy putting the final touches to Christmas cakes of all shapes, sizes and designs to be sold at the Ely Cathedral Gift & Food Fair...
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National Friends' Conference at Ely

Over 80 delegates from across the UK gathered in Ely last week (27 - 29 October) to attend the 2017 National Conference of Friends of Cathedrals, Abbeys and Greater Churches. Belfast...
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The Gift & Food Fair returns to Ely Cathedral

Now in its 6th successive year Ely Cathedral provides the most majestic setting for the annual Christmas Gift & Food Fair. This year over 150 traders selling bespoke & beautiful gifts,...
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UK's largest ever community artwork on display at Ely Cathedral

This weekend, Ely Cathedral are delighted to be one of the venues chosen to host the 'Great Community Mural', the largest piece of community art of its type ever produced in...
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Ely Cathedral invites you to join the Global Wave of Prayer 25 May - 4 June 2017

Ely Cathedral are joining in with the global wave of prayer as part of 'Thy Kingdom Come' from 25 May - 4 June. Last year more than 100,000 Christians of all...
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Ely Cathedral Science Festival - 'From Dinosaurs to DNA'

An event to highlight how the Church and Science are not only reconciling their differences but working in partnership, is taking place at Ely Cathedral later this month. Ely Cathedral's first...
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A night at the Cathedral featuring Rocket Launches, 3D Space Travel & Light Shows

Ely Cathedral is introducing two 'Night at the Cathedral' events as part of its month long Science Festival. The events take place on Monday 22 and Tuesday 30 May from 7pm...
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Cake and celebrations for newest Ely Cathedral choristers

TEN King's Ely pupils have been officially installed as Ely Cathedral choristers. The sweet-sounding choristers - six girls and four boys - were installed during Sunday Evensong at the cathedral on 26...
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'Journey to Hope': Illumination of Ely Cathedral and Concert

Ely Refugee Resettlement Campaign http://elyrefugeeresettlement.co.uk/ elyrefugeescampaign@gmail.com Ely Refugee Resettlement Campaign is staging a light show and concert to raise awareness and funds for its work helping Syrian refugee families. On Saturday 11 March 2017,...
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Ely Cathedral Chorister's Big Pancake Party

Ely Choristers will be holding their traditional Pancake Race following Evensong on Shrove Tuesday, 28 February, in the Cathedral. This is long term tradition at Ely Cathedral but this year will...
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Come and Sing with the Cathedral Choristers

On Saturday 4 March you are invited to join the Choristers and Lay Clerks of Ely Cathedral Choir to join in a performance of Sir John Stainer's famous dramatic work, 'Crucifixion'....
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The English Cathedral by Peter Marlow

Opening hours: Mon - Sat 10.00 - 17.30. Sunday 12.00 - 16.00 42 photographs representing all 42 cathedrals of the Church of England by Magnum photographer Peter Marlow (1952 - 2016) are...
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500,000 awarded to Ely Cathedral to support vital restoration works

Ely Cathedral has been listed as one of only 24 Cathedrals to be awarded funding in the final round of the First World War Centenary Commemoration Fund. The £500,000 grant will...
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The Deans garden features for NGS - Gardens open for charity

The Deanery garden at Ely Cathedral is the newest attraction of the National Garden Schemes open weekend. The secluded walled garden is rarely on view to the public and forms part...
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Girls with vocal talent invited to Chorister Taster Day with King's Ely and Ely Cathedral

GIRLS with a passion for singing and a serious interest in music are being offered an opportunity to join the Ely Cathedral Girls' Choir for a Taster Day on Wednesday 15...
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Cathedral Business Group focuses on Europe: IN or OUT?

The 5th Annual Celebration of Business takes place in Ely Cathedral from Friday 13 to Monday 16 May. Organised by the Ely Cathedral Business Group, the event involves an exhibition of...
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Cathedral chorister hits the high notes

A young chorister from Ely Cathedral will be taking part in a national concert at St. Paul's Cathedral. This unique event on 27 April has been organised by the Friends of...
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Press Release for the Ely Cathedral Choir Tour Fund

Etheldreda Craft and Food Fair Saturday 4 June Palace Green, Ely 10am - 5pm Family fun supporting traditional English music Surrounded by the splendour of Ely Cathedral and The Old Palace, the annual...
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New exhibition: 'The Secret Life of Ely Cathedral'

A new exhibition 'The Secret Life of Ely Cathedral' will open at the Cathedral on Wednesday 6 April 2016. Featuring major works by nineteen members of the OuseLife group of artists,...
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The Queen loans printed book for Cathedral exhibition

A copy of The Four Gospels, generously lent by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection is to be included as one of the key exhibits at the forthcoming Lettering...
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Ely Cathedral gets 'Appy'

Ely Cathedral has launched its first App offering four unique trails taking you through 1300 years of worship, art, architecture as well as delving into the lives of the truly remarkable...
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CELEBRATING A FRUITFUL HARVEST

Farming old and new will be on show during Ely Cathedral's harvest festival weekend (9 to 11 October 2015). Sheep, farm machinery and food and flower displays will take centre stage within...
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Cathedral Statement regarding BASE Jumpers on Saturday 8 August

We can confirm there was an incident Saturday 8 August involving two professional BASE jumpers who parachuted from the top of the West Tower of Ely Cathedral and landed safely on...
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Seventeen schools from across the region exhibit art at Ely Cathedral

Regional schools art exhibition A joint project between Ely, St. Edmundsbury and Norwich Cathedrals has resulted in a unique and eye catching exhibition in Ely Cathedral involving pieces of art from seventeen...
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Donor Families Honoured at Ely Cathedral

Families who donated a loved one's organs to help save others joined transplant patients at a thanksgiving service at Ely Cathedral this weekend. More than 1300 people attended the special ceremony on...
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Ely Cathedral to recruit younger choristers

Ely Cathedral is on the look - out for some younger boys to join their ranks of choirboys this September. The new recruits will be known as 'Colt Choristers' and will...
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First female residentiary Canon for Ely Cathedral

The Revd Dr Victoria Johnson has been installed as the new Residentiary Canon at Ely Cathedral at the week-end. Vicky, who will be the first female Residentiary Canon in the Cathedral's...
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Lights, camera, action!

16 February 2015 The final countdown has started to the first screening of a film that has been more than 60 million years in the making. It tells the story of a stretch...
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Remembering the end of a watery war-time battle

9 February 2015 The conclusion of the Oxford and Cambridge war-time boat race series will be commemorated in Ely Cathedral at the end of February - seventy years after the Cambridge success...
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War-time Boat Races Ordered by Churchill

3 February 2015 Last week, as the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death passed, it was revealed that he as Prime Minister agreed that it would be a good idea to have...
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ECBG to host Election Hustings Q&A in the Cathedral with local parliamentary

1 February 2015 With only 12 weeks to go before the general election, Ely Cathedral Business Group have organised a Question Time style Election Husting, putting local candidates on the spot, at...
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Cathedral welcomes first female Residentiary Canon

21 August 2014 Following the retirement of Canon David Pritchard, Ely Cathedral have announced that the Revd Dr Victoria Johnson has been appointed as the new Residentiary Canon. Vicky, who will be...
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Canon Pastor to retire after 10 years at Ely Cathedral

1 August 2014 Ely Cathedral will be marking the retirement of its Canon Pastor, David Pritchard, with a special celebration Eucharist on Sunday 28 September. David, who has been at Ely for...
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Ely Cathedral Business Groups 'Celebration of Business' event raises money for the Ely Food-Bank

31 July 2014 Generous donors at Ely Cathedral Business Group's 'Celebration of Business' have given £1,200 to the Ely Food-Bank. The check was presented by Mark Bonney, Dean of Ely and Coralie...
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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales supports restoration work at Ely Cathedral

24 July 2014 A grant from The Prince of Wales Foundation has enabled vital restoration work at Ely Cathedral to begin. Following more than 3 years of fundraising and planning, essential work...
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Bikers bring Wreath of Respect to Ely Cathedral as part of national tour

21 July 2014 This August the Wreath of Respect will begin its seven day journey across the UK covering more than 1250 miles. Supported by the Royal British Legion, the wreath will...
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International Organ Virtuoso at Ely Cathedral

2 August 2014 Ely Cathedral's popular series of free Summer Organ Recitals welcomes a real rising star on Sunday 17 August. 25 year old American virtuoso, Nathan Laube. has been wowing audiences...
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WWI Commemoration

12 July 2014 Ely Cathedral will mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One with silence, prayer and music throughout the evening of Monday 4 August. Evensong at 5.30pm sung by...
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MOBO award winner ' Guvna B' to perform at Cathedral Rave

12 June 2014 Award winning Rap artist, Guvna B, will be performing at the annual Rave in the Nave at Ely Cathedral on 11 July. The London based artist, best known for...
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More Rescue hedgehogs for Ely Cathedral

1 April 2014 More rescue hedgehogs are to be released in the grounds of Ely Cathedral this week. This joint project, spearheaded by Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Charity, began last year and was...
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Free Cathedral passes to all residents in the CB6 and CB7 area

19 March 2014 Come and discover your Cathedral - One of the 'wonders of the mediaeval world' On Saturday 5 April, Ely Cathedral will be throwing open its doors and inviting local...
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Rowan Williams, and Simon Wolfson CEO of Next Plc, to speak at Celebration of Business 2014

28 April 2014 Ely Cathedral Business Group has announced that Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury and Simon Wolfson CEO of Next Plc will be the keynote speakers at the Celebration of...
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Ely Cathedral to display Le Tour de France trophy

3 March 2014 The official Grand Départ trophy will be on display in the magnificent setting of Ely Cathedral this Thursday 6 March as part of a week-long tour of the county...
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60 Boy Choristers and 3 Cathedral Choirs

28 February 2014 History will be made on Saturday 15 March when choristers from three of East Anglia's most significant cathedrals come together to sing as one choir under the Octagon at...
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Internationally acclaimed exhibition comes to Ely Cathedral

10 January 2014 A life size replica of Anne Frank's bedroom will be constructed in the Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral to form part of this thought provoking exhibition which depicts Anne's...
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Cathedral To Host First Performance

2 March 2014 On Sunday, 13 April 2014 (Palm Sunday), at 6.30 pm, Ely Cathedral will host the first performance of a newly created work, Passion - a contemporary journey to the...
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