Church and Community
We believe the Christian perspective on life is both a valuable and necessary voice in the world. Jesus often confronted people with political, economic and social power in his own day, challenging them to consider the values that influenced their way of life. The Gospel also challenges the way we live in today’s world – not simply as individuals but in society at large. In this section of the website you can find out how Ely Diocese engages with a broad range of social issues in the wider community.
Following the very successful ‘Cambridge Conversations’ conference, organized by Bishop David in February, Malcolm Brown, the Director of Mission & Public Affairs at Church House, was invited to give a keynote address to Diocesan Synod in March. To read the ‘text’ of his profound lecture ‘What do we value in hard times’ click here
Church in Society
We seek to promote, develop, and co-ordinate responsible social thought and action within the Ely Diocese, by raising awareness about how Christian beliefs can help shape a more caring society.
The Department of Mission works to represent and support these areas of social concern:
Social & Welfare Work
University and College Links
Most of the colleges of the University of Cambridge have chapels which are foundations of the Church of England.