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Photo of Ash Wednesday 2014From l to r: The Revd Canon Tim Alban Jones (Warden of Readers); Janet Tanton; Mark Wright; Nicola Collard; Roger Cresswell (Chairman of the Board of Readers); the Rt Revd David Thomson, Bishop of Huntingdon; Barney Leeke, Alan Skull, John Clark, Maureen Dean and Stephen Mashford (Registrar of Readers).

These pages will help you explore the part you can play by offering and developing your own gifts, resources and ministry as part of the Church worldwide. The Ministry Team are responsible for all of these ministerial activities in the diocese.


The Ministry Team look after the following areas of training in the diocese.

Calendar of Training Events

Please find below a Calendar of Training Events. Each event is marked on the calendar, with a symbol representing the group the training is for. Explanatory notes are in the ‘handbook’. We have produced a three month draft which we would like you to display on your church notice board and include appropriate excerpts as part of your parish notices. I would also like your feedback on the format of calendar and accompanying information booklet; is it understandable, easy to navigate; does it give you the information that you need?
As this is a draft we are sending it to you as a photocopy; we hope future calendars will be printed. We will also forward this electronically to each clergy person who has the facility to receive it. Please forward feedback to myself at  ministry@ely.anglican.org

Revd Canon Linda Church : Director of Ministry

Vocation and Ministry

Are you being called to ministry? When Christians talk about a 'call' we mean that God is calling us in our mind and heart - to take an action or make a choice. 'Vocation' is the word often used to describe a call that leads us into a particular way of life.

Upcoming Events

Christenings and Funerals Project (Beginnings and Endings)

Revd Dr Sandra Millar is coming to present the findings on 11th February 2015.

Her presentation will take place at Over Community Centre from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Open to all clergy and LLMs welcome in the afternoon. Places need to be booked with Jennie Woolston, Department of Ministry Administrator

On 01353 652713 or email: Ministry@ely.anglican.org

Summer Biblical Study in Cambridge 2015

This annual residential summer school offers two separate weeks of lectures and readings at a high academic level. The courses are suitable for any individuals who wish to develop their understanding of the Bible including ordained and lay worship leaders, and students of theology and related subjects.
Prices per week: £610 (residential full-board at Robinson College), £160 (non-resident)
Week 1: Sunday 2 August to Friday 7 August 2015
Week 2: Sunday 9 August to Friday 14 August 2015

Bereavement Care Services, Grief and Loss Courses – for details click on the links