REGISTER NOW for the Seminar! David Wilkinson events in Ely: When I pray, what does God do?

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I am delighted to be able to invite you to two free events in April with David Wilkinson, well-known “Thought for the Day” broadcaster and author – notably of his new book “When I pray, what does God do?”.

The first event is on Tuesday 5th April 2016, 7.30pm in the Old Palace, Ely (next to the Cathedral) and is an open lecture in the gracious surroundings of the Old Palace in Ely, by kind permission of King’s School. David will speak on the subject “When I pray, what does God do? Scientific and pastoral considerations” drawing on his extensive personal experience as an astrophysicist, theologian and minister.

The second event is on Wednesday 6th April from 9.30 – 1.00 in the Cathedral Centre, Ely (opposite the Old Palace) and is a seminar with David for lay and ordained ministers (colleagues from other denominations are welcome), picking up the themes of the lecture and book with plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions, and a practical focus on how our preaching and pastoral care can be enhanced in this area.

No booking is needed, but if you are coming to the seminar – to give us some idea of how numbers are going for catering purposes – a brief email to me at would be appreciated.

Copies of David’s book will be available for purchase at the events.

Ely Cathedral Advent Pilgrimages


As part of the launch of the ‘Ely 2025’ strategy, Ely Cathedral is hosting four pilgrimage tour evenings, reserved solely for any associated with parish churches in the diocese. Each will last about 90 minutes and will involve moving to various points within the  building to reflect upon what it means to be ‘people fully alive’, visible and generous people of Christ.

Full information is below the fold. Please note places to attend must be reserved in advance and information on how to do that is also below.

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Ely City Amnesty Group are privileged to have Eva Clarke as theilecturer this year, and her lecture will also be Ely Cathedral’s Etheldreda Lecture for 2015.

Eva was born in Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Austria, on 29th April 1945. She and Eva Clarke photographher late mother were the only survivors of their family, 15 members of whom were killed in Auschwitz.

Eva testifies throughout the UK, as part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Outreach Programme, on her mother’s remarkable tale of courage, love and survival in the face of overwhelming horror. At a time when intolerance is on the rise, she has a much-needed message about where prejudice and racism can ultimately lead.

Eva will be speaking at the Cathedral on Sunday 18th October, at 6 p.m.

Because of the nature of Eva’s story, the lecture is only suitable for those aged over 14.

Admission is free, although there will be a retiring collection in aid of our Amnesty Group and the Holocaust Education Trust.

More details can be obtained from:

For more information about the Holocaust Educational Trust please visit

Ely Stained Glass Museum – Autumn Events

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Heritage Weekend
Friday 11 September, 6.30-8.30pm. The Museum will be open on the Friday evening for free. Our Curator will be leading a free guided tour at 6.30pm. Places on the tour are limited so please contact us to reserve a space by emailing or phoning 01353 660347.
Autumn Lectures
Tuesday 22 September (Paul Binski – Wonderful Windows and English Gothic Art)
Tuesday 29 September (Libby Horner – Frank Brangwyn’s Stained Glass)
Thursday 8 October (Adrian Barlow – The Stained Glass of Charles Eamer Kempe and His Circle)

All lectures take place at Ely Cathedral Education and Conference Centre, Palace Green, Ely

Please arrive by 7pm for a 7pm start.

Book your lecture tickets online at