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Ely Cathedral remembers victims of Covid-19 on national day of reflection

Ely Cathedral will be remembering all those who have died as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic in a special day of prayer and reflection on 23 March. This date marks......  Read more »

Ely Cathedral receives lifeline grant from Government's Culture Recovery Fund

Ely Cathedral has received a financial boost from the government's £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help fund repairs during the coronavirus pandemic. The Cathedral has been awarded the maximum amount of......  Read more »

Ely Cathedral receives vital grant from Government's Culture Recovery Fund

Ely Cathedral is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country who will share £103 million to help restart vital reconstruction work and maintenance on cherished heritage sites. This life saving......  Read more »

Christmas Fair Goes Virtual

Ely Cathedral Christmas Gift & Food Fair Goes Virtual. Start shopping here from 10am on Sunday 15 November Since one of the most popular and memorable events at Ely Cathedral is physically......  Read more »

Remembrance Day & Cathedral Poppy

A giant poppy is to be projected on the front of Ely Cathedral as part of the commemorations for Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day this year. The installation will be lit......  Read more »

Dr Arthur Wills OBE Announcement

Everyone at Ely Cathedral is very sad to learn of the death early this morning of Dr Arthur Wills OBE. Arthur was Director of Music here between 1958 and 1990, having......  Read more »

Ely Cathedral joins campaign to light up the night sky as a beacon of hope

Ely Cathedral will illuminate the night sky with beams of light as a symbol of hope for all those around them as part of a nationwide art installation to mark All......  Read more »

Ely Cathedral receives lifeline grant from Government's 1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

● Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including Ely Cathedral have been awarded cash from the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage ● Grants of up to £1 million......  Read more »

New Chief Operating Officer for Ely Cathedral

Chapter are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Jonathan Bell as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Ely Cathedral. In line with the recent changes to the Cathedral Measure, this is......  Read more »

Ely Cathedral reopens its doors

Ely Cathedral is opening to Worshippers, Pilgrims and Visitors - Booking is essential. See below for further details: WELCOME TO WORSHIPPERS Ely Cathedral has resumed public worship on Sundays for the 10.30am Eucharist. Advanced......  Read more »

Statement from the Dean of Ely #BlackLivesMatter

'The horrific murder of George Floyd has rightly caused a sense of outrage and revulsion around the world. This one action has called us all to look deeply at ourselves, at......  Read more »

Peregrines nesting in the Cathedral

Last year two peregrines set up nest on the rooftop of Ely Cathedral. We have remained very quiet about their arrival for the past year in order to give them a......  Read more »

Ely Cathedral Wins National Eco Church Award

15 April 2020

Ely Cathedral has been awarded an Eco Church Silver Award, in recognition of the steps the Cathedral is taking in implementing a more environmentally friendly approach in its day to day......  Read more »

Explore Ely Cathedral at home

You may not be able to visit us at the moment but you can still explore the Cathedral from the comfort of your home with a series of beautiful pictures and......  Read more »

Coronavirus Update for Worshippers and Visitors

Following the statement from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Ely Cathedral, along with all parish churches and Cathedrals in the country, will stop public worship for the time being. The......  Read more »

New Residentiary Canon for Ely

Ely Cathedral is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend James Reveley as a new Residentiary Canon with responsibility for the Cathedral Community and Congregation. James succeeds the Revd Canon......  Read more »

Coronavirus Guidance - Ely Cathedral

In line with the Church of England's updated advice and concerns over the continued increase of Coronavirus Covid-19 cases in the UK, we will continue to suspend, until further notice, the......  Read more »

Ely's first Boy v Girl Choristers Pancake Race

Ely Choristers will be holding their traditional Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday, 25 February. This is long term tradition at Ely Cathedral but this year the girl choristers will join in......  Read more »

Canon Johnson appointed Canon Precentor of York Minster

Statement from the Dean of Ely Cathedral, The Very Revd Mark Bonney It has been announced today that Canon Victoria Johnson has been appointed as the next Canon Precentor of York Minster.......  Read more »

The Preaching Life

10 September 2019

Two Canons from Ely Cathedral have contributed to a newly published book by Canterbury Press about Preaching. Jessica Martin and Victoria Johnson offer thoughtful reflections on the preaching life in 'Holy......  Read more »

Sir Michael Marshall CBE DL Announcement

The Chapter of Ely Cathedral and the Cathedral community are very saddened by the sudden death of Sir Michael Marshall. Sir Michael has been deeply involved with Ely Cathedral for many......  Read more »

The Revd Dr Jenny Gage

We are delighted to be welcoming Jenny to the Cathedral's team as our SSM (Self-Supporting Minister) for Social Justice. Many members of the congregation will know Jenny because she worshipped at......  Read more »

Ely Cathedral announces new Assistant Director of Music

The Chapter of Ely Cathedral is pleased to announce the appointment of Glen Dempsey as their new Assistant Director of Music. Glen, who is currently Herbert Howells Organ Scholar of St......  Read more »

Cathedrals to mark Moon landing anniversary

Space suits, meteorite fragments and a giant sculpture of the moon are to be displayed in one of the Church of England's ancient cathedrals as part of celebrations to mark the......  Read more »

A message of prayer and solidarity from Bishop Stephen

As Bishop of Ely, I stand with those who mourn for the women and men killed in the terrible attack at two mosques today in Christchurch, New Zealand. I invite the......  Read more »

Four new Honorary Canons installed at Ely Cathedral

Four new Honorary Canons of Ely Cathedral were formally installed during Evensong earlier this week. This particular honour is awarded to members of clergy in recognition of their service to the......  Read more »

Renew: Cathedral Environment Group and Eco Church Award

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......  Read more »

Edmund Aldhouse appointed 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......  Read more »

Battle's Over - Day of Commemoration

11 November 2018

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......  Read more »