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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 is 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 handbook of the training opportunities, reflection days, lectures and meetings planned in the Diocese of Ely for the period of April to June 2015.

Hard copies will be sent to parishes and we ask that you display these on notice boards where possible, so people can see the opportunities available to them.

If you've got any comments or feedback on the calendar, please don't hesitate to contact us at ministry@ely.anglican.org

The 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

Here is a copy of the Michaelhouse programme of Lent talks, which look very good. I hope they will be of personal interest and that you may be able to recommend them to curates, ordinands and prospective ordinands, clergy (serving and retired) looking for a focus in Lent, parishioners, students, LLMs ALMs and spiritual directees.

Lent Talks @ Michaelhouse

Love’s Endeavour, Love’s Expense: Exploring Spiritual Journeys

Mondays @ 1.05pm - Michaelhouse, Trinity Street

Soup and bread from 12.45pm

  • 2 March Stephen Cherry - Barefoot exploring
  • 9 March Malcolm Guite Mariner! - A voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • 16 March Alan Hargrave - A journey with Benedict
  • 23 March Gemma Simmonds - You make the path walking: learning to be a pilgrim
  • 30 March John Binns - In an African night: the oral poetic tradition of Ethiopia

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