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5,000 year old fossilised black oak tree table on view at Ely Cathedral

First published on: 10th June 2022

A 13m long table created from a 5,000 year old fossilised black oak tree, discovered in the fens, has made its debut appearance at Ely Cathedral.


Digital Giving in the Diocese of Ely

First published on: 8th June 2022

We are very pleased to announce that the Diocese of Ely is about to join in the rollout of a national Digital (or ‘contactless') Giving scheme. The scheme is part of the Church of England's broader National Giving strategy, which has committed £1.25m to equip thousands more churches to accept digital / contactless payments over the next two years.


Eco-Church online conference on Saturday 18th June

First published on: 6th June 2022

Book now for free eco-workshops and learn how your church can reduce its carbon footprint.


St Mary's Comberton wins prestigious Churchyard Award

First published on: 6th June 2022

In collaboration with the local Wildlife Trust, St Mary's Comberton set-up a scheme to encourage parishes to turn their churchyards into wildlife havens.  After an initial survey in 2020, the vicar, David Newton, set up a small Steering Group to explore how the church might respond.


National Lottery Heritage Fund

First published on: 26th May 2022

An update from the Church Buildings Department on the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


Being Trans: An Experience

First published on: 26th May 2022

One of St Andrew's Church Soham's Topical Talks.


Revd Lynda Davies added to National Safeguarding Panel

First published on: 23rd May 2022

The Revd Lynda Davies, Rector of All Saints Cottenham, in the Diocese of Ely has been appointed to the Church of England's National Safeguarding Panel as a parish clergy member.


Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust

First published on: 17th May 2022

2022 Summer Tours for Members and Non-Members


A wonderful Thanksgiving Evensong for The Venerable Hugh McCurdy's Ministry

First published on: 11th May 2022

Many friends, family and colleagues gathered at Ely Cathedral to give thanks during a special Thanksgiving Evensong to The Venerable Hugh McCurdy.


The Church Development Tool from the Church of England

First published on: 5th May 2022

The Church Development Tool is a short anonymous survey you ask your worshipping community to complete. You then get a simple report that gives you a clear picture of demographics, discipleship and evangelism in your church.


Energy Footprint Tool - Open for 2021 Data Collection

First published on: 4th May 2022

Now is the time for your church to complete the Energy Footprint Tool, with 2021 data collection closing on July 31st 2022.


Diocesan Survivor Review led by Thirtyone:eight

First published on: 4th May 2022

Thirtyone:eight has been commissioned to undertake a survivor review with independence. Thirtyone:eight are particularly interested in speaking to those who have experienced survivor care through the Diocese of Ely in order to inform the review.


Sports Ministry at Barnwell

First published on: 3rd May 2022

The Revd Danny Driver and the team at Christ the Redeemer in Barnwell, Cambridge, are doing some great work in Sports Ministry.


Digital Labs Webinars

First published on: 21st April 2022

Find out more about the Digital Labs webinars offered by the Church of England digital team.


Homes for Ukraine Scheme - Update 20 March 2022

First published on: 20th March 2022

Updated guidance has been added covering guidance to Councils, this included the expectation that no HMO license will be required under the scheme due to no 'rent' being paid.


Has your Parish explored MaintenanceBooker?

First published on: 16th March 2022

MaintenanceBooker is an online service that was set up by the National Churches Trust in partnership with 2buy2. It has been developed to make it easier for churchwardens and other volunteers to find recommended and qualified contractors to improve the maintenance of their buildings.


Online Giving for your Church

First published on: 16th March 2022

Setting up online giving for your church with Parish Buying is simple and quick. Once you have set up your first campaign you can link to it from your website, add it to your AChurchNearYou page, and include it in your e-newsletter or your email signature. And you can also download and print a QR code.


Musical Meditation for Peace in the Ukraine

First published on: 16th March 2022

Last Sunday (13 March), All Saints Church, Wretton with Stoke Ferry, hosted a Musical Meditation for Peace in the Ukraine.


Allchurches Trust rebrands to the Benefact Trust

First published on: 11th March 2022

On its 50th anniversary, one of the UK's largest grant-making charities, Allchurches Trust has changed its name to the Benefact Trust to reflect the organisation's increased charitable scope, impact, and giving ethos.


Ukraine and Russia, Church and State, and Hope, Prayer and Action

First published on: 10th March 2022

The Rt Revd Dr Dagmar Winter, Bishop of Huntingdon's Presidential Address at Ely Diocesan Synod on 5th March 2022


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