Ember days aren’t actually about embers, though they are about stirring up the gifts that are in us. They are Quatuor Tempora or four times of prayer and fasting, one in each quarter, in which ordinations usually take place. (Ember is thought to be a corruption of Tempora.) Our diocese doesn’t have ordinations this quarter, but now is a good time to be praying for the many who will be ordained in the next one at Petertide. The Ely Ember List is below, and they will be in my prayers alongside my daughter Caitlin who will be ordained deacon at exactly the same time in Sheffield.