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Ely Cathedral


The Chapter

The Chapter is the executive governing body of the Cathedral, and is responsible for the oversight of the day to day running of the Cathedral and its worship and each has particular responsibilities for the fabric, education, music and worship, marketing etc.

The Dean Canon Residentiary Canon Residentiary Canon Residentiary
The Very Revd Mark Bonney Canon James Garrard Canon Jessica Martin Canon James Reveley

Non-residentiary Chapter

Canon Victoria Avery
Canon Tim Bellis
Canon Tom Buchanan
Canon Tim Walters

Chief Operating Officer

Jonathan Bell

Cathedral Council

The Council's role is to further and support the work of the cathedral, spiritual, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical, reviewing and advising upon the direction and oversight of that work by Chapter. It meets twice a year, receives the budget and annual report and audited accounts and discusses matters brought to it by Chapter and gives its opinion on such matters. Members include the Lord Lieutenant and representatives of Chapter, the Bishops Council, Diocesan Synod, College of Canons, Local government, education, and the cathedral congregation. It is chaired by Lord Wilson of Dinton.

College of Canons

Up to 35 clergy or lay persons who work in the Diocese of Ely (including The Chapter members) are Honorary or Lay Canons of the Cathedral and members of the College of Canons.

Honorary Canons

Canon Paul Andrews
Canon Brian Atling
Canon James Blandford-Baker
Canon Mike Booker
Canon Matthew Bradbury
Canon Fiona Brampton
Canon Malcolm Brown
Canon Nigel Cooper
Canon Maggie Guite
The Venerable Alex Hughes (Archdeacon of Cambridge)
Canon Philipa King
Canon Bruce Kinsey
Canon Sarah Gower
Canon Simon Talbott
Canon Eleanor Williams

Canon Nick Moir
Canon Anna Matthews
Canon David Male
Canon Alison Myers
The Venerable Hugh McCurdy (Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech)
Canon Jeremy Morris
Canon Annette Reed
Canon Hugh Shilson Thomas
Canon Wendy Thomson
Canon Shamus Williams

Canon Tom Buchanan

Etheldreda Ecumenical Canons

Canon Eamon Duffy

Lay Canons

Canon Paul Evans
Canon Simon Kershaw
Canon Robert Needle
Canon Elizabeth Taylor
Canon Lisa Turner
Canon Stephen Bourne
Canon Vicky Avery
Canon Tim Bellis
Canon Tim Walters

The resident Chapter are assisted in liturgical and pastoral work by the Priest Vicars and Accredited Lay Ministers.

Minor Canons

The Revd Dr Jenny Gage - Minister for Social Justice
Senior Chaplain to the Bishop of ElyThe Revd Dr Hannah Cleugh

Priests Vicar

Canon Chris Barber
Canon Richard Darmody
The Revd John Hall
The Revd Alan Jesson
Canon Michael Law
Canon Nicholas Thistlethwaite
The Revd Tim Thompson
Canon Colin Travers

Cathedral Licensed Lay Ministers/Readers

Mr John Marshall

Children's Licensed Minister

Mrs June Massey