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Break-ins at churches

First published on: 22nd November 2022

Since 1 September there have been six reported break-ins at churches in the Diocese of Ely.  This news item hopes to help you prepare and prevent the same happening to your church.


Future of churches at risk unless they reimagine their buildings, report finds

First published on: 15th November 2022

The Report, published today by the Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS) and the Diocese of Ely, says that churches will need to strengthen their usefulness to communities and find innovative ways to remain financially sustainable if their future is to be secured.


A message from Papworth Team Ministry

First published on: 11th November 2022

There is a GBP 1,000 reward for information leading to the safe recovery of items stolen from the church of All saints and St Andrew, Kinston, CAMBS


Remember to book your place onto a Safeguarding Season Webinar

First published on: 11th November 2022

There is still time to book your place onto one of our Safeguarding Season free webinars. NEW webinar added: Spiritual Abuse – Responding well


Church of England Primary School receives Top Grades in latest Assessment

First published on: 9th November 2022

Abbots Ripton Church of England Primary School, near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, has achieved the top grading of 'Excellent' after its recent SIAMS assessment.


Get ready for Christmas with free downloads from the Resource Hub

First published on: 9th November 2022

The AChurchNearYou.com Resource Hub is now fully stocked with timesaving Advent and Christmas resources that could be useful for your church.


Digital Labs webinars

First published on: 9th November 2022

Attend a free Digital Labs webinar to learn how to use digital communications for evangelism and discipleship.


Revd Canon Nigel Cooper appointed Visiting Professor

First published on: 9th November 2022

Anglia Ruskin University has recognised Nigel's contribution to the university, and its Global Sustainability Institute in particular, by making him a Visiting Professor.


Diocese of Ely publishes its Survivor Review

First published on: 26th October 2022

The Diocese of Ely is keen to demonstrate continuous improvement and development in its safeguarding measures and processes, and through the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel (DSAP), has undertaken an independent review of the identification and support afforded to victims and survivors.


Ely Cathedral and the Diocese of Ely to mark a Season of Safeguarding

First published on: 19th October 2022

Starting on Monday 14th November and running until Friday 18th November, Ely Cathedral and the Diocese of Ely will be marking a Season of Safeguarding. Throughout the week, there will be a series of events that will focus on, and raise awareness of, a wide-ranging number of safeguarding issues that affect all of our communities. Find out more here.


Bishop Stephen dedicates a new preaching stole for the Revd Geoff Dodgson

First published on: 18th October 2022

Bishop Stephen has dedicated a new preaching stole for the Revd Geoff Dodgson, who is Chaplain to the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists.


Bishop Stephen's Presidential Address

First published on: 18th October 2022

Here is Bishop Stephen's Presidential Address given at Ely Diocesan Synod on 15 October 2022.


Etheldreda Medal Award - 2022 Photographs

First published on: 17th October 2022

Very many congratulations to all the Etheldreda Medal Award Recipients who were presented with their Award Medals by the Bishop of Ely during Evensong at Ely Cathedral on the 15th October 2022.


Theft of metal from Places of Worship

First published on: 17th October 2022

Be Alert: The Diocese has been informed about a recent attempt to steal metal from the roof of a church in South Cambridgeshire. 


Diocesan Festal Eucharist: Saturday 24 June 2023

First published on: 13th October 2022

2023 marks the 1,350th year since St Etheldreda founded the first monastery at Ely.


£15 million fund to help churches with energy bills announced

First published on: 12th October 2022

The Church of England is to provide 15 million pounds for dioceses to help churches struggling to pay energy costs, announced in a Press Release on 12 October 2022.


Ring out for Climate!

First published on: 7th October 2022

Bell Ringers are once again being invited to ring out for climate change on 5th November at 5pm ahead of COP27 [7-18 November]  


Snuffing out exclusion in the local church

First published on: 7th October 2022

The charity - Through the Roof - were delighted to present a Luke 5 Award for inclusion to Angela and Carolyn, Churchwardens of Wiggenhall St Germans Parish Church, Norfolk.


Publication of the Past Cases Review 2 (PCR2)

First published on: 5th October 2022

Diocese of Ely Executive Summary, published 5 October 2022.


Admission and Licensing of our new Licensed Lay Ministers

First published on: 3rd October 2022

The Admission and Licensing of our new Licensed Lay Ministers and the Triennial Re-Licensing of all LLMs took place on Saturday 1st October in a special Eucharist in Ely Cathedral. Here are some pictures from this splendid day.


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