Church of England Diocese of Ely

These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Morning Prayer

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 a.m. for 30m

Ely

The heart of Morning Prayer is the saying of the psalms and listening to two readings from scripture. Here, at the beginning of the day, we begin by relating our lives to God and holding the needs of others in our prayers. Morning Prayer is followed immediately by a said service of Holy Communion.

Common Worship Morning Worship/Prayer Prayers Event held in a Cathedral
Sunday

Choral Evensong

Every Sunday at 4 p.m. for 1hr

Ely

Choral Evensong

Book of Common Prayer Prayers Music Choir Choral Evensong Event held in a Cathedral
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Choral Evensong

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 5:30 p.m. for 1hr

Ely

This Service, with its resonant and beautiful words, typifies the English Cathedral tradition of choral worship. Most of the singing is done by the Choir, the congregation participating through a prayerful listening. The Service consists of psalms, readings from the bible, an anthem, and prayers for the world and the church and for those in need.

When the Cathedral Choirs are on holiday Evensong may be sung by a Visiting Choir, or else it is replaced by a said service of Evening Prayer.

Book of Common Prayer Prayers Music Choir Choral Evensong Organ Event held in a Cathedral
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Holy Communion

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 8 a.m. for 40m

Ely

Whether said or sung, the Eucharist is the central act of Christian worship and reveals the heart of the Christian faith. On the night before he died, Jesus of Nazareth met with his disciples in an upper room in Jerusalem to celebrate the Jewish Passover.

At this meal he took bread, broke it and said 'This is my Body'. He took a cup of wine and said 'This is my blood - the blood of a new covenant of forgiveness'. He shared the bread and the wine with his disciples, and told them 'do this in remembrance of me'.

Whenever his followers gather to do as he said we are caught up again in the events of the last week of his earthly life and he lives amongst us as we receive his gifts.

The word Eucharist means thanksgiving. It is an act of celebration in which the very life of God is given to us in bread broken and wine outpoured. And receiving this life week by week, ordinary frail and fragile beings are strengthened as members of the Body of Christ, a community called to serve God in the world.

On Sundays and Major Feast days, the Eucharist is sung by one of the Cathedral Choirs using settings from the sixteenth century polyphony to modern works by living composers. At all Communion Services everyone who has been baptised is welcome to receive Holy Communion; otherwise a personal blessing may be received. The Ministry of Laying on of Hands with Prayer for Healing is offered as part of the Sunday Sung Eucharist, and occasionally there may be a Baptism.

The Eucharist is celebrated every morning at 8.15am (8am Sundays) and every Thursday and on Saints Days at 12.10pm.

Eucharist/Holy Communion Event held in a Cathedral
Sunday

Sung Eucharist

Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for 1hr

Ely

Whether said or sung, the Eucharist is the central act of Christian worship and reveals the heart of the Christian faith. On the night before he died, Jesus of Nazareth met with his disciples in an upper room in Jerusalem to celebrate the Jewish Passover.

At this meal he took bread, broke it and said 'This is my Body'. He took a cup of wine and said 'This is my blood - the blood of a new covenant of forgiveness'. He shared the bread and the wine with his disciples, and told them 'do this in remembrance of me'.

Whenever his followers gather to do as he said we are caught up again in the events of the last week of his earthly life and he lives amongst us as we receive his gifts.

The word Eucharist means thanksgiving. It is an act of celebration in which the very life of God is given to us in bread broken and wine outpoured. And receiving this life week by week, ordinary frail and fragile beings are strengthened as members of the Body of Christ, a community called to serve God in the world.

On Sundays and Major Feast days, the Eucharist is sung by one of the Cathedral Choirs using settings from the sixteenth century polyphony to modern works by living composers. At all Communion Services everyone who has been baptised is welcome to receive Holy Communion; otherwise a personal blessing may be received. The Ministry of Laying on of Hands with Prayer for Healing is offered as part of the Sunday Sung Eucharist, and occasionally there may be a Baptism.

Incense Prayers Music Choir Organ Eucharist/Holy Communion Common Worship Event held in a Cathedral