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THE FRIENDS OF ELY CATHEDRAL
THE FRIENDS OF ELY CATHEDRAL HELPS TO KEEP MEMBERS IN TOUCH WITH ALL THAT HAPPENS AT THE CATHEDRAL

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Our AGM has been rearranged for 2.00pm on Thursday, 26 November via Zoom. Full details are in the September Newsletter which has been sent to all Friends by email or hard copy and can also be downloaded from this page.

The Friends of Ely Cathedral is a worldwide group of people who choose to support, and keep in touch with, our amazing 'Ship of the Fens'. There are currently about 2,000 Friends. As a registered charity the organisation raises much needed funds by subscriptions, donations, legacies and events. These are used to help maintain and support our great Cathedral and enable it to continue inspiring both visitors and worshippers. New members are always welcome.

In recent years 'The Friends' of Ely Cathedral have paid for many projects including the re-ordered Lady Chapel altar and reredos, 'The Way of Life' sculpture, the new choir stalls, additional chairs, restoration of an antique altar frontal, renovation of the Processional Way Toilets, the upgrade of the Cathedral website, provision of the new Cathedral kitchen and the development of the Ely Cathedral App.

Members receive:

  • A Friends' Entry Pass which allows unlimited free access to the Cathedral and uniquely, to the Stained Glass Museum in the South Triforium
  • The Friends' Yearbook which is sent to all Friends each January
  • An invitation to The Friends' Festival Day and AGM, held in September each year
  • Regular newsletters & invitations to social events, talks and outings

Membership Fees

We encourage people to Gift Aid their subscriptions and to pay by Standing Order where possible.

The following are the minimum fees for 2020. There is no change in subscriptions this year but Friends are encouraged to pay above the minimum.

Annual Membership (Single) £15
Annual Membership (Joint) £25
Life Membership (Single) £200
Life Membership (Joint) £350
Corporate Membership (eg PCC) £20

How to enrol as a Friend

Follow this link to download the Friends' Membership Form and return the completed form to Sue Hunting at the address below. We shall be pleased to welcome you as a Friend - and also offer Gift Membership which makes an unusual present.

Newsletters

September 2020 Newsletter

February 2020 Newsletter
Summer 2019 Newsletter
January 2019 Newsletter
Summer 2018 Newsletter
February 2018 Newsletter
Summer 2017 Newsletter
January 2017 Newsletter

Constitution

Friends of Ely Cathedral Constitution 2014

Accounts

2019 Accounts
2018 Accounts
2017 Accounts
2016 Accounts

Friends' Events 2020

Sadly events in italics have all had to be postponed.

9 March: Friends' Afternoon Tea and Talk 'The Broderers of Ely Cathedral' at the Cathedral Centre
25 March: Visit to Turners of Soham (fully booked)
23 April: Visit to Cambridge Mosque
4 June: Friends' Outing to St Wulfram's Church, Grantham
17 June: New Friends' Evening
26 June: Friends' Social Evening 'Puddings and Prosecco'
26 September: Friends' Festival Day & AGM

12 - 14 November: Friends' Stall at Cathedral Christmas Fair

Friends Notecards and Bags

Friends Notecards: Packs contain three each of two designs of good quality blank cards, suitable for all occasions, and cost £4/pack.  Photographs kindly provided by Andrew Sharpe.

Friends Canvas Bag: The quality canvas bags are exclusive to The Friends of Ely Cathedral and at just £6 make an ideal present. Bags measure 15" x 17" and have a navy image of the Octagon as well as navy handles and gusset. They can only be ordered from the Friends' Office. View here.

Christmas Cards

Please support The Friends by buying our cards this year.
Special mail order offer. P&P £2 for any quantity. Please save and print the order form.

NEW for 2020: 'Next stop Ely Cathedral'. Design by Debbie Bellaby £6/pack of 10 (150 x 150 mms)
Friends' Christmas Card 'Ely Cathedral in the snow'. Photograph kindly provided by Simon Stirrup. £6/pack of 10
Friends' Christmas Card 'Ely Cathedral'. Painting by The Revd John Sansom. £6/pack of 10 (150 x150 mms)
Friends' Christmas Card 'The East Lawn of Ely Cathedral'. Illustration by Debbie Bellaby £5/pack of 10.

The greeting inside all reads "With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year".

If you have any queries or would like any further information about The Friends of Ely Cathedral please contact:

Mrs S. M. Hunting
The Friends' Officer,
The Chapter House,
The College,
Ely,
Cambs CB7 4DL.
United Kingdom

Telephone: 01353 660348

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WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU - NEW FRIENDS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

Registered Charity No: 1157705
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