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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 »

King's Ely students record beautiful virtual tribute to NHS workers

Musicians from King's Ely have joined forces (virtually!) to record a song in honour of the work being carried out by NHS and frontline workers. Around 60 pupils from King's Ely Junior......  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 joins national campaign to support UK Charities

Ely Cathedral is one of many leading organisations to join in 'The 2.6 Challenge' in support of UK Charities. Inspired by the organisers of the London Marathon, The 2.6 Challenge asks......  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 »

CANCELLED - Ely Choral Society - African Sanctus

04 April 2020

Sadly, the Trustees of the Ely Choral Society have instructed that it is with regret that they have made the difficult decision to cancel or preferably postpone the African Sanctus concert......  Read more »

CANCELLED - Lent Lectures Series

We are sorry to announce that the remaining series of Lent Lectures scheduled for March has been cancelled. The Chapter have made this decision because of the increasing rate of the coronavirus......  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 »

Kaleidoscope of Life

21 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......  Read more »