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Upcoming Events

Ely Mission Team provides support, training and resources for parishes and groups on all aspects of mission.

Please find below details of forthcoming events:


Saturday 7th February, 10am – 1pm

The Countess Church, Chapel Street, Ely

  • Do you have areas of New Housing emerging within your Community?
  • Do you have a heart for engaging with these new communities and seeing new expressions of Church and faith-development relevantly reaching those who live there?
  • Are you interesting in hearing or sharing creative ideas about ‘what works’ when making connections with people in New Housing areas?
  • What about the Churches response and involvement in the development and growth in new Schools, Community facilities etc?

An interactive workshop looking at how to engage with new communities on your doorstep

Please join us for the Workshop or kindly promote it to those in your locality who may benefit from attending.

Download poster for full details, and email mission@office.ely.anglican.org or call 01353 652 736 to book your place!

We hope to see you there!


As part of the ‘Conversations in Mission’ series, run by Ely Diocese in conjunction with the St. Andrew’s Centre in Histon, the next two Sunday Workshops are:

  • Understanding Culture: Listening to our Community – Sunday 18th January, 7pm-9pm
  • Essential tools for pioneering Ministry – Sunday 22nd February, 7pm-9pm

Download poster for full details.



With Paul Griffiths from ‘The Ugly Duckling Company’

An evening workshop.

Weds 25th February, St Mary’s Church, Ely 7:30-9:30pm

Download poster for full details.

Mission Action Planning

Mission Action Planning was launched in 2008 as a Diocesan-wide initiative. Every parish in the Diocese was asked to prepare its own Mission Action Plan (MAP). A summary of each of the MAPs produced by the parishes can be found in the Mission Action Planning section of the website.

Fresh Expressions

A Fresh Expression is different way of 'being church' for our changing culture, and often appeals to those who are not yet part of any church. You can learn more about Fresh Expressions, how to get involved and see the many examples already in our Diocese in the Fresh Expression section of this website.


Christian evangelism is the preaching of the Christian Gospel sharing our faith with others. Here you will find many practical ideas and courses to enable you to share your Christian faith in a variety of ways.

Working with other churches

The Diocese of Ely is a member of Cambridgeshire Ecumenical Council. The Diocesan Ecumenical Adviser's role includes encouraging and advising the parishes of the Diocese of Ely in their mission and ministry in partnership with churches and Christians of other denominations.

Mission Projects Fund

Grants to enable mission in local communities.

World mission

There are many examples of ways in which parishes reach out to those around them. You are see ideas here and please do email in with your own reports and photographs.

Team and Resources

The Mission Team oversee and co-ordinate mission activities in the Diocese. There are also many resources available for mission ideas.