Ely Cathedral

Newly announced Heads of School win King’s Ely Hoop Trundle 2019

It was certainly an afternoon to remember for Sol Boon and Lottie Wilkinson, who were formally announced as being King’s Ely’s new Heads of School for 2019/20 before then going on to win the school’s annual Hoop Trundle. Crowds of students, staff, families, dignitaries and friends of King’s Ely gathered around the East Lawn of …

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Lord Browne of Madingley Guest of Honour at King’s Ely Senior Prizegiving

John Browne, Lord Browne of Madingley, took a step back in time by returning to King’s Ely to be Guest of Honour at Senior Prizegiving. Lord Browne, best known for his role as the Chief Executive of the energy company BP from 1995 to 2007, is an Old Elean (former King’s Ely student) and was …

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Verdi Requiem in Ely Cathedral Provides Glorious Culmination to Annual Eel Festival

Ely Sinfonia and Kings Lynn Festival Chorus wind up Ely’s Eel Day with one of the best-loved Requiems ever written Two of East Anglia’s most vibrant community organisations join forces in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 4th May to perform one of the most loved Requiems ever written, bringing Ely’s annual Eel Day to a magnificent …

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Day to remember as new Cathedral Choristers are officially installed

Ten of King’s Ely’s and Ely Cathedral’s newest probationer choristers have been officially installed. The choristers were installed during what was a very special Mothering Sunday Eucharist at the Cathedral, attended also by three junior probationers to mark the completion of the first stage in their chorister journey. It was also the final weekend that …

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Ely Cathedral announces space themed Festival with a ‘star’ line up

This week Ely Cathedral has announced an exciting programme of events for their up and coming Science Festival, ‘The Sky’s The Limit’, with a focus on Space and Space Travel to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. This family themed event takes place inside Ely’s magnificent medieval Cathedral. Highlights include the installation …

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Everest Summiteer to speak at annual Celebration of Business in Ely Cathedral

The Ely Cathedral Business Group committee are thrilled to announce that the Everest Summiteer Ricky Munday will be delivering the keynote speech at the inaugural Celebration of Business dinner in Ely Cathedral’s Lady Chapel on Thursday 16 May 2019. Ricky Munday is an inspirational speaker, international expedition leader, Red Cross delegate and Chartered Accountant. To overcome redundancy, in 2004 …

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The Stained Glass Museum opens its doors for free to celebrate its 40th Birthday

On Saturday 30th March 2019 The Stained Glass Museum in Ely will celebrate 40 years of opening to the public! To celebrate this landmark birthday, entry to the museum will be FREE* all day on Saturday 30 March, during our Family Fun Day. The Stained Glass Museum’s Curator, Dr Jasmine Allen, commented: “This will be …

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KD Theatre Productions announce a new open-air theatre experience in Ely that will keep you HOOKED to your seats

Professional Theatre company ‘KD Theatre Productions’ will be producing a brand new open-air production of PETER PAN in The Deans Garden (Ely Cathedral) Peter Pan is desperate to find the Lost Boys a mother and he finds just the girl in Wendy. But by bringing the Darling Family over to Neverland, is he putting them …

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Cathedral Chorister’s Big Pancake Party for Charity

Ely Choristers will be holding their traditional Pancake Race on Shrove Tuesday, 5th March. This is long standing custom at Ely Cathedral sees the choristers, and occasionally members of staff and the clergy, race down the Cathedral’s spectacularly long nave tossing pancakes as they go. As in previous years Ely Cathedral are teaming up with …

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Ely Sinfonia and King’s Lynn Festival Chorus perform Verdi’s Requiem

Ely Sinfonia joins forces with King’s Lynn Festival Chorus to perform Verdi’s religious masterpiece, which is one of the best-loved requiems ever written and what could be a finer setting for it than Ely Cathedral? Almost all of Verdi’s most performed works are operas.  But one, his Requiem, is probably performed almost more than any …

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Ely Cathedral debuts the Embroiderers’ Guild first travelling exhibition

Throughout February a selection of exhibits from some of the world’s leading examples of embroidery will be on display in the Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral. The Beautiful Stitch is made up of over 50 exhibits which have been handpicked from the Embroiderers’ Guild collection to show embroidery at its very best and, in some …

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Community Stars Launches with an amazing Life-Saving story at Ely Cathedral

Out of the blue a person needs to find the strength they didn’t know they had to do something absolutely amazing. James Salmons is such a person who saved his family from being devastated. In 2017, while enjoying an evening with his wife, Charlotte and children, Grace and Alfie. James was called upon to remove …

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G4 – Christmas by Candlelight

Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting… Due to overwhelming public demand, original X-Factor stars and operatic multi-platinum selling vocal quartet G4 are back, with their atmospheric “G4 Christmas” tour across the UK in November and December 2018. With a series of 24 shows in beautiful cathedrals nationwide, these intimate performances see Jonathan, Ben, …

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Ely Cathedral’s Christmas Gift & Food Fair adds an additional day due to demand.

New for 2018: Extra day added, exciting new traders and demonstrations Now in its seventh year this popular event is widely acknowledged as one of East Anglia’s exceptional Christmas experiences. Over 120 bespoke stalls fill the Cathedral’s magnificent Nave, its famous Lady Chapel and a heated marquee in the grounds. In addition to shopping, visitors …

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Battle’s Over – Ely Cathedral to lead a day of commemoration

Ely Cathedral is playing its part in an international commemoration marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War I. Battle’s Over takes place on November 11th 2018, with events throughout the United Kingdom and several other locations overseas, including New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Bermuda, France, Belgium, Canada, the United …

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East Cambs Careers and Skills Fair

Now in its fifth year, the fair has continued to grow and draw attention from local schools and businesses alike. Last year’s event saw 800 students from schools and colleges throughout the district visit and for the first time this year, primary school children will be attending the fair. The 2018 event will see East Cambridgeshire …

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Animal Service

Ely Cathedral is known affectionately as ‘the Ship of the Fens’, but on Sunday 30 September it will once again be transformed into a modern day Noah’s Ark, as hundreds of animals will be welcomed to the annual ‘Animal Service’. For the past 29 years, Ely Cathedral has hosted an annual Animal Celebration Service in …

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Holst’s The Planets Suite: 100 Years To The Day

Ely Cathedral to host centenary celebration of one of the UK’s best-loved musical works exactly 100 years to the day after the first performance. One hundred years to the day after its first performance, Gustav Holst’s magnificent Planets Suite will ring out in Ely Cathedral, on Saturday 29th September 2018, when Ely Sinfonia takes to …

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New Heads of School, Deputy Heads, Prefects and Heads of Houses appointed

Felix Hawes and Maria Campbell have been formally installed as King’s Ely’s new Heads of School. Over a thousand people gathered inside Ely Cathedral on September 3rd for the school’s Beginning of Year Service, which includes the robing of incoming Heads of School in their prefects’ gowns. The new Heads of School then robe the …

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Calling all budding Girl Choristers!

Calling all budding Girl Choristers! The annual Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir Taster Day is taking place on Sat 20 Oct. ‘Be A Girl Chorister For A Day’ is free and for girls with a love of music and singing, who are in years 5-8. For more info contact Jane Formston on 01353 660707

Flower Festival – Kaleidoscope of Life

Ely Cathedral’s eagerly awaited Flower Festival returns in 2018 and promises to be one of the most spectacular events in East Anglia. Attractions include eye-catching displays, musical recitals, floral demonstrations and a gift and craft marquee. *Wednesday 20 June, 6.30pm (Preview evening) The Festival will be opened by Garden Designer and TV personality Diarmuid Gavin. …

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Flower Festival – Kaleidoscope of Life

Ely Cathedral’s eagerly awaited Flower Festival returns in 2018 and promises to be one of the most spectacular events in East Anglia. Attractions include eye-catching displays, musical recitals, floral demonstrations and a gift and craft marquee. *Wednesday 20 June, 6.30pm (Preview evening) The Festival will be opened by Garden Designer and TV personality Diarmuid Gavin. …

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Flower Festival – Kaleidoscope of Life

Ely Cathedral’s eagerly awaited Flower Festival returns in 2018 and promises to be one of the most spectacular events in East Anglia. Attractions include eye-catching displays, musical recitals, floral demonstrations and a gift and craft marquee. *Wednesday 20 June, 6.30pm (Preview evening) The Festival will be opened by Garden Designer and TV personality Diarmuid Gavin. …

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Flower Festival – Kaleidoscope of Life

Ely Cathedral’s eagerly awaited Flower Festival returns in 2018 and promises to be one of the most spectacular events in East Anglia. Attractions include eye-catching displays, musical recitals, floral demonstrations and a gift and craft marquee. *Wednesday 20 June, 6.30pm (Preview evening) The Festival will be opened by Garden Designer and TV personality Diarmuid Gavin. …

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Everything's Coming up Roses at Ely Cathedral

The 2018 Flower Festival is the perfect opportunity to introduce the new Ely Cathedral rose.  The rose has been produced by award winning East Anglian rose growers, Peter Beales, recognised worldwide for the preservation of old fashioned, historic and rare roses. As a specialist propagator of new blooms, they have won many prestigious awards including …

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Libera in Concert

The magical sounds of Libera enchant audiences across the world – from Moscow to Manila, from Westminster to Washington, from Tokyo to Toronto, from Shanghai to Singapore. The boys’ distinctive white robes recall Libera’s traditional origins, yet their music – which is at once both ancient and modern – reaches across the generations to a …

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Organ Recital – Aaron Shilson – Sonatas & Symphonies 3

Aaron Shilson, Assistant Organist to Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir, presents the fourth in the Cathedral’s 2018 evening series of organ recitals, with a programme comprising Mendelssohn’s Second Sonata and Vierne’s Third Symphony Admission Free.

Come & Sing Evensong

A chance to sing choral evensong under the magnificent Octagon of Ely Cathedral. Following a very popular inaugural event in 2016, Ely Cathedral once more offers the chance to experience the magic of singing Evensong under the famous Octagon tower. Join the Ely Cathedral Octagon Singers for an afternoon of rehearsal, culminating in the service …

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Free School Holiday Drop-in Session

Today’s theme is: Peace Our Free drop-in sessions for children of all ages are held in the Lady Chapel. Activities include: Story Telling, Brass Rubbing, Arts and Crafts and Puzzles and Games.

Free School Holiday Drop-in Session

Today’s theme is: Peace Our Free drop-in sessions for children of all ages are held in the Lady Chapel. Activities include: Story Telling, Brass Rubbing, Arts and Crafts and Puzzles and Games.

Come & Sing Evensong

A chance for everyone to sing Choral Evensong under the magnificent Octagon of Ely Cathedral. On Saturday 14 April Ely Cathedral has a rare and exciting opportunity for everyone to sing Evensong under the world famous Octagon Tower.  The last time the event was held in 2016 it proved extremely popular and a similar response is …

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Free School Holiday Drop-in Session

Today’s theme is: Easter Crafts Our Free drop-in sessions for children of all ages are held in the Lady Chapel. Activities include: Story Telling, Brass Rubbing, Arts and Crafts and Puzzles and Games.

Big Issue founder and Social Entrepreneur, Lord John Bird to speak in Ely

Co-founder of The Big Issue, Lord John Bird is to be the keynote speaker at Ely Cathedral 2018 Celebration of Business. Lord Bird, who entered the House of Lords in 2016 has endured a chequered life, living in orphanages, on the streets and a spell in prison where he learned to read and write. In …

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South-African born pianist Neil Hilgrove Colledge will be giving a lunchtime recital at Ely Cathedral

The South-African born pianist Neil Hilgrove Colledge will be giving his 4th lunchtime recital at Ely Cathedral on Thursday May 24th, however this year’s concert date is by far the most significant. May 24th marks the date of Neil & Alison’s oldest son William’s sixteenth birthday. William has spent most of his life in Littleport …

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Bach St John Passion

Ely Choral Society will perform Bach’s St. John Passion in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 24th March 2018 at 7:30 pm. This promises to be a very special performance sung in English and taking full advantage of the wonderful acoustic of the Nave of the Cathedral. Bach’s passion settings are among the supreme choral achievements of …

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Meet the Volunteer Team

Would you like to find out a bit more about becoming a volunteer at Ely Cathedral? We are hosting a ‘Meet the Volunteer team’ evening on 8 March at 6.30pm in the Lady Chapel. Our volunteers enrich life at the Cathedral in so many ways and we simply could not run the Cathedral without them. …

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Exhibition – To End All Wars

A dynamic new art installation by OuseLife artists commemorating the impact of the First World War in Cambridgeshire. With a cascade of 100 banners, each an individual artwork and reminiscent of prayer flags, the installation forms a moving tribute to those involved in the war. Free Admission. Location: South West Transept.

Exhibition – Faith and Peace

A touring exhibition exploring perspectives on peace from three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This exhibition looks at the way in which the three faiths promote peace – in their teaching, and in the lives of their people. It tells stories of their peace-makers. It shows how each stresses hospitality and welcome for …

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Exhibition – To End All Wars

A dynamic new art installation by OuseLife artists commemorating the impact of the First World War in Cambridgeshire. With a cascade of 100 banners, each an individual artwork and reminiscent of prayer flags, the installation forms a moving tribute to those involved in the war. Free Admission. Location: South West Transept.

Exhibition – Faith and Peace

A touring exhibition exploring perspectives on peace from three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This exhibition looks at the way in which the three faiths promote peace – in their teaching, and in the lives of their people. It tells stories of their peace-makers. It shows how each stresses hospitality and welcome for …

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Exhibition – To End All Wars

A dynamic new art installation by OuseLife artists commemorating the impact of the First World War in Cambridgeshire. With a cascade of 100 banners, each an individual artwork and reminiscent of prayer flags, the installation forms a moving tribute to those involved in the war. Free Admission. Location: South West Transept.

Exhibition – Faith and Peace

A touring exhibition exploring perspectives on peace from three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This exhibition looks at the way in which the three faiths promote peace – in their teaching, and in the lives of their people. It tells stories of their peace-makers. It shows how each stresses hospitality and welcome for …

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Exhibition – To End All Wars

A dynamic new art installation by OuseLife artists commemorating the impact of the First World War in Cambridgeshire. With a cascade of 100 banners, each an individual artwork and reminiscent of prayer flags, the installation forms a moving tribute to those involved in the war. Free Admission. Location: South West Transept.

Exhibition – Faith and Peace

A touring exhibition exploring perspectives on peace from three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This exhibition looks at the way in which the three faiths promote peace – in their teaching, and in the lives of their people. It tells stories of their peace-makers. It shows how each stresses hospitality and welcome for …

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Exhibition – To End All Wars

A dynamic new art installation by OuseLife artists commemorating the impact of the First World War in Cambridgeshire. With a cascade of 100 banners, each an individual artwork and reminiscent of prayer flags, the installation forms a moving tribute to those involved in the war. Free Admission. Location: South West Transept.

Exhibition – Faith and Peace

A touring exhibition exploring perspectives on peace from three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This exhibition looks at the way in which the three faiths promote peace – in their teaching, and in the lives of their people. It tells stories of their peace-makers. It shows how each stresses hospitality and welcome for …

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Exhibition – To End All Wars

A dynamic new art installation by OuseLife artists commemorating the impact of the First World War in Cambridgeshire. With a cascade of 100 banners, each an individual artwork and reminiscent of prayer flags, the installation forms a moving tribute to those involved in the war. Free Admission. Location: South West Transept.

Exhibition – Faith and Peace

A touring exhibition exploring perspectives on peace from three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This exhibition looks at the way in which the three faiths promote peace – in their teaching, and in the lives of their people. It tells stories of their peace-makers. It shows how each stresses hospitality and welcome for …

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Exhibition – To End All Wars

A dynamic new art installation by OuseLife artists commemorating the impact of the First World War in Cambridgeshire. With a cascade of 100 banners, each an individual artwork and reminiscent of prayer flags, the installation forms a moving tribute to those involved in the war. Free Admission. Location: South West Transept.

Exhibition – Faith and Peace

A touring exhibition exploring perspectives on peace from three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This exhibition looks at the way in which the three faiths promote peace – in their teaching, and in the lives of their people. It tells stories of their peace-makers. It shows how each stresses hospitality and welcome for …

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Exhibition – To End All Wars

A dynamic new art installation by OuseLife artists commemorating the impact of the First World War in Cambridgeshire. With a cascade of 100 banners, each an individual artwork and reminiscent of prayer flags, the installation forms a moving tribute to those involved in the war. Free Admission. Location: South West Transept.

Exhibition – Faith and Peace

A touring exhibition exploring perspectives on peace from three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This exhibition looks at the way in which the three faiths promote peace – in their teaching, and in the lives of their people. It tells stories of their peace-makers. It shows how each stresses hospitality and welcome for …

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Exhibition – To End All Wars

A dynamic new art installation by OuseLife artists commemorating the impact of the First World War in Cambridgeshire. With a cascade of 100 banners, each an individual artwork and reminiscent of prayer flags, the installation forms a moving tribute to those involved in the war. Free Admission. Location: South West Transept.

Exhibition – Faith and Peace

A touring exhibition exploring perspectives on peace from three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This exhibition looks at the way in which the three faiths promote peace – in their teaching, and in the lives of their people. It tells stories of their peace-makers. It shows how each stresses hospitality and welcome for …

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Exhibition – To End All Wars

A dynamic new art installation by OuseLife artists commemorating the impact of the First World War in Cambridgeshire. With a cascade of 100 banners, each an individual artwork and reminiscent of prayer flags, the installation forms a moving tribute to those involved in the war. Free Admission. Location: South West Transept.

Exhibition – Faith and Peace

A touring exhibition exploring perspectives on peace from three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This exhibition looks at the way in which the three faiths promote peace – in their teaching, and in the lives of their people. It tells stories of their peace-makers. It shows how each stresses hospitality and welcome for …

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Exhibition – To End All Wars

A dynamic new art installation by OuseLife artists commemorating the impact of the First World War in Cambridgeshire. With a cascade of 100 banners, each an individual artwork and reminiscent of prayer flags, the installation forms a moving tribute to those involved in the war. Free Admission. Location: South West Transept.

Exhibition – Faith and Peace

A touring exhibition exploring perspectives on peace from three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This exhibition looks at the way in which the three faiths promote peace – in their teaching, and in the lives of their people. It tells stories of their peace-makers. It shows how each stresses hospitality and welcome for …

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Exhibition – To End All Wars

A dynamic new art installation by OuseLife artists commemorating the impact of the First World War in Cambridgeshire. With a cascade of 100 banners, each an individual artwork and reminiscent of prayer flags, the installation forms a moving tribute to those involved in the war. Free Admission. Location: South West Transept.

Exhibition – Faith and Peace

A touring exhibition exploring perspectives on peace from three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This exhibition looks at the way in which the three faiths promote peace – in their teaching, and in the lives of their people. It tells stories of their peace-makers. It shows how each stresses hospitality and welcome for …

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Exhibition – To End All Wars

A dynamic new art installation by OuseLife artists commemorating the impact of the First World War in Cambridgeshire. With a cascade of 100 banners, each an individual artwork and reminiscent of prayer flags, the installation forms a moving tribute to those involved in the war. Free Admission. Location: South West Transept.

Exhibition – Faith and Peace

A touring exhibition exploring perspectives on peace from three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This exhibition looks at the way in which the three faiths promote peace – in their teaching, and in the lives of their people. It tells stories of their peace-makers. It shows how each stresses hospitality and welcome for …

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Exhibition – To End All Wars

A dynamic new art installation by OuseLife artists commemorating the impact of the First World War in Cambridgeshire. With a cascade of 100 banners, each an individual artwork and reminiscent of prayer flags, the installation forms a moving tribute to those involved in the war. Free Admission. Location: South West Transept.

Exhibition – Faith and Peace

A touring exhibition exploring perspectives on peace from three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This exhibition looks at the way in which the three faiths promote peace – in their teaching, and in the lives of their people. It tells stories of their peace-makers. It shows how each stresses hospitality and welcome for …

Exhibition – Faith and Peace Read More »

Exhibition – To End All Wars

A dynamic new art installation by OuseLife artists commemorating the impact of the First World War in Cambridgeshire. With a cascade of 100 banners, each an individual artwork and reminiscent of prayer flags, the installation forms a moving tribute to those involved in the war. Free Admission. Location: South West Transept.

Exhibition – Faith and Peace

A touring exhibition exploring perspectives on peace from three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This exhibition looks at the way in which the three faiths promote peace – in their teaching, and in the lives of their people. It tells stories of their peace-makers. It shows how each stresses hospitality and welcome for …

Exhibition – Faith and Peace Read More »

Exhibition – To End All Wars

A dynamic new art installation by OuseLife artists commemorating the impact of the First World War in Cambridgeshire. With a cascade of 100 banners, each an individual artwork and reminiscent of prayer flags, the installation forms a moving tribute to those involved in the war. Free Admission. Location: South West Transept.