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CATHEDRAL CLOSURES

We know that people travel long distances to visit Ely Cathedral so we try to minimise periods of closure as much as possible. Very occasionally Ely Cathedral may need to close its doors to visitors for a service, event, filming or maintenance or restrict visitors from certain parts of the cathedral. As soon as we know about a closure the information will be posted here.

Please remember to check this page for any last minute changes prior to your visit as some events may have to be arranged at short notice. Contact Ely Cathedral West Door Desk +44 (0)1353 660344 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email gro/lardehtacyle//stisiv

2018

Saturday 8 December 12.30pm - 1.30pm | The Lady Chapel only will be closed to visitors for the Walsingham Cell Mass. Everyone is very welcome to join the service.
2.30pm - 4pm | The Cathedral will be closed for general visiting for the Children's Society Christingle at 3pm. Everyone is very welcome to join the service.

Tuesday 11 December 12.30pm - 2.30pm | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for the Pre-School Alliance Carol Service. Everyone is very welcome to join the service.
2.30pm - 4pm | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for the King's Ely Acremont Carol Service.

Wednesday 12 December 9.30am - 11am | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for the St Mary's School Carol Service.

Thursday 13 December 2.30pm - 4pm | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for the King's Ely Junior Carol Service.

Friday 14 December 10.15am - 3pm | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for the King's Ely Senior Carol Service at 11am, then a memorial service at 1.30pm.

Saturday 15 December 10am - Midday | The Presbytery only will be closed to visitors for a wedding.

Sunday 16 December 1pm - 2.30pm | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for the Royal Papworth Hospital Charity's Annual Christmas Carol Service. Tickets for the service can be purchased on the door or in advance here.

Monday 17 December 9.30am - 11am | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for the Highfield School Christingle.

Tuesday 18 December 9.30am - 11.15am | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for the Lantern School Carol Service.
1.30pm - 3pm | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for a Service of Reconciliation and Commemoration. Everyone is very welcome to join the service.

Wednesday 19 December Midday - 4pm | The Lady Chapel will be closed to visitors for a lunch event. There may be some restrictions to visitor access to the Chapel during the morning due to set up for the lunch.

Monday 24 December 11.30am - 1pm | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for a Crib Service. Everyone is very welcome to join the service.
2.30pm - 4pm | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for a Crib Service. Everyone is very welcome to join the service.

Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December | Please note that the Cathedral will be open but no ground floor tours or tower tours will take place. The Cathedral Refectory, Almonry and Cathedral Shops are closed.

Saturday 29 December 1.30pm - 3.30pm | The Presbytery only will be closed to visitors due to a wedding taking place.

Monday 7 January 2019 9am - 10am | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors due to the King's Ely Beginning of Term Service.

Saturday 12 January 12.30pm - 1.30pm | The Lady Chapel will be closed to visitors for the Walsingham Cell Mass. Everyone is very welcome to join the service.

Thursday 25 January | Organ Tuning - The Cathedral remains open and all tours run as usual.

The Chapter apologise for any inconvenience