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Because of the coronavirus, Ely Cathedral was forced to lock its doors between 18 March and 3 July 2020.

It was the first time in more than three hundred and fifty years that the Cathedral had been closed to worshippers. During this strange season of isolation and anxiety, Canon Jessica Martin wrote a regular series of reflections for the website - first daily and then, as lockdown went on and on, spaced further apart.

Gradually they reached beyond the Ely congregation, until they were being read as a source of comfort and spiritual inspiration as far away as Australia and Texas. 'You spoke our thoughts,' was one appreciative comment.

Following many requests, the complete series of the reflections gathered into one place is available to read here

In light of the current lockdown, Canon Jessica is resuming reflections on a weekly basis.

Weekly Reflections

5 January 2021
11 January 2021
20 January 2021
27 January 2021
3 February 2021
10 February 2021
17 February 2021
24 February 2021

10 November 2020
17 November 2020
24 November 2020
1 December 2020
8 December 2020
15 December 2020