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Getting started with Contactless Giving - upcoming webinar

First published on: 1st March 2022

In an upcoming webinar, members of the CofE National Giving Team will talk through the different solutions available on Parish Buying and help you navigate the best one for your church.

Letter from Bishop Stephen

First published on: 26th February 2022

As we watch with horror the unfolding tragedy in Ukraine, what should our response be as Christians?  Our first and last response is to pray. The Church of England has published prayers for use for the day of prayer called for by our archbishops for tomorrow, Sunday 27th February.

Pray for the people of Ukraine

First published on: 24th February 2022

Bishops Stephen and Dagmar urge all people across the Diocese of Ely to pray for the people of Ukraine faced with the horrors of warfare, for those already fleeing their homes, injured, killed or bereaved, for those fearing untold suffering ahead.

Feltwell's Faith in Flint Restored

First published on: 11th February 2022

A project to repair a 40m flint retaining churchyard wall has officially finished. In total it took three years, involved numerous volunteers and was fuelled by lots of tea and cake.

The Parish Buying Energy Basket

First published on: 11th February 2022

The Energy Basket uses the bulk buying power of the Church to obtain competitive prices for your gas and electricity.

Synod approves rules to help churches meet carbon-reduction target

First published on: 11th February 2022

The Church of England's General Synod has approved new legislation to help churches meet carbon reduction targets - as reported on the Church of England's website.

Spirituality Development Group - Contemplation and Action

First published on: 10th February 2022

A ministry training day for clergy in the Diocese of Ely, to reflect on the struggle of the pandemic, to deepen our life of prayer, and respond to the calling of the Holy Spirit in fruitful mission.

Ferrar House - A place of peace and prayer

First published on: 10th February 2022

Ferrar House has released its 2022 Programme of Quiet Days and Times of Reflection. Find out more and where to read about other Retreat centres here.

Fundraising in rural parishes

First published on: 3rd February 2022

As part of its fundraising hub for churches, Ecclesiastical has recently launched fundraising tips and guidance for rural churches with small congregations and few volunteers.

The Commissioning of the Ministry Team and License of Sandra Gardner in Wisbech

First published on: 3rd February 2022

Bishop Dagmar has commissioned the Ministry Team and Licensed Sandra Gardner in Wisbech St Mary Parish Church to be Priest-in-Charge of Gorefield, Southea with Parson Drove and Murrow & Wisbech St Mary with Guyhirn.

Fire at St Mary the Virgin Church, Beachamwell

First published on: 3rd February 2022

The Diocese of Ely is deeply saddened by the news of the fire at St Mary the Virgin Church, Beachamwell. Our prayers are now with the local community and those that loved and cared for this glorious place of worship and prayer.

St Peter's Church upgrades and modernises facilities

First published on: 28th January 2022

They are currently nearing completion on a major project to upgrade and modernise their facilities, including a new servery, upper room space and more toilets.

Departure from the Church Buildings and Pastoral Team

First published on: 26th January 2022

A farewell to Sue Dickinson who retires on 11 February - and who in the Church Buildings team to now contact.

The Venerable Hugh McCurdy to step down as Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech

First published on: 25th January 2022

Hugh's last day as Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech will be on the 18 April 2022, after 17 years in the role.

For Worship & Glory II

First published on: 25th January 2022

A special exhibition of ecclesiastical works from the Collection of the Royal School of Needlework, alongside contemporary fashion pieces from the RSN's Degree programme.

Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme Extended

First published on: 20th January 2022

The Government has confirmed that the LPWGS will be extended until the 31 March 2025. This three-year continuation is very good news and should enable for longer-term planning for projects.

Clergy wellbeing during pandemic analysed in new report

First published on: 14th January 2022

A new report detailing how clergy have fared in the Covid pandemic has been published as part of the latest findings from the Church of England's Living Ministry research programme.

The Etheldreda Medal Award - Nominations Open

First published on: 7th January 2022

Every other year, the Bishop of Ely awards The Etheldreda Medal to people across the Diocese whose service to the community (which might be as ‘local' as their extended family but could be as extensive as a national or international concern) is both ‘generous' and ‘outstanding'. Find out more here.

Diocese of Ely Eco-Plan for Parishes

First published on: 6th January 2022

The Ely Diocese Eco-Plan has been drawn up by members of the Diocesan Environmental Task Group (DETG) and is offered for use to parishes.

Parochial fees 2022

First published on: 6th January 2022

Parochial Fees and Forms (to be used for all fees incurred after 1st January 2022) have now been published.

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