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Vacancies in the Diocese of Ely


The Reverend Anna Matthews seeks a part-time Secretary based at The Diocesan Office, Ely

The successful candidate will:

  • have strong organisational and general secretarial skills
  • be able to work independently and use their initiative
  • be computer literate across a range of applications
  • have confidence in dealing with people on the phone and in person
  • be able to maintain strict confidentiality
  • have a positive “can do” attitude

The salary for a 16 hour week is within the range £15,500-£17,500 (pro rata)

Further details of the job description and the application form can be downloaded below or can be requested from the Office Manager, Marie Bull on marie.bull@office.ely.anglican.org 01353 652703

Closing date for applications: 19 September
Interviews at Ely on: 25 September


The Diocese of Ely invites applications for the post of Buildings and Project Officer (Schools). The post is full-time. There are 83 Church schools in the Diocese of Ely, which stretches throughout Cambridgeshire, part of Peterborough and West Norfolk.

As Buildings and Project Officer, you will be responsible for:

  • the management, development and delivery of the schools’ buildings service
  • arranging and monitoring the funding of projects
  • providing support to governing bodies in relation to their responsibilities for school premises
  • the efficient operation of a wholly owned subsidiary trading company.

This is an exciting opportunity to help the Diocese to shape the future of its educational provision. Through efficient and effective management of school sites and buildings, and imaginative use of resources, you will be contributing to improving the quality of the learning environment for pupils in the 83 Church Schools in the Diocese of Ely. 

Closing date: Monday 15th September
Interviews: Monday 22nd September

For an informal conversation, please contact Tricia Pritchard on 01353 652711


Pro rata £2,700 p.a.

St Mark’s Anglican Parish Church  on Barton Road,  Newnham, seeks a temporary director for its enthusiastic choir  for 10 months from October  2014 while its permanent choir director, Graham Walker, takes on a temporary post at Corpus Christi College. This friendly church is of central Anglican tradition, and its main  Sunday worship with choir is usually  a 10 am Parish Communion, using our own musical setting composed by the organist, Dr Jonathan Hellyer Jones. The mixed choir, mainly adult, but with a few children, sings a variety of music including anthems, hymns (mainly from AMNS) and worship songs. The Sunday before Christmas there is always popular parish carol service, at which choral, as well as congregational carols are sung. In the past, choir directors have also arranged other choral events which have been enjoyed by the choir, and well-received by the congregation, including collaborations with college choirs for evensongs and cantatas.  

Choir breaks after Christmas and Easter for two weeks, for one Sunday at each half-term, and for the whole of August.

During the autumn and winter the church’s pipe organ is being refurbished and improved, and Sunday accompaniment will be on a temporary Johannus electronic pedal organ. It may be felt appropriate to celebrate the completion of work on the permanent organ with a special choral/organ event in 2015, to which the choir director’s input would be essential. Around the same time, the church may invest in more up-to-date hymn books.

The person appointed should be

  • competent, flexible and  encouraging to singers of varying abilities
  • ideally, familiar with a wide range of  church music, and able to choose weekly anthems appropriate to the Church’s seasons; also to choose appropriate choir items for Carol Service, in consultation with the Vicar
  • able to accompany (on piano) as well as direct the choir during weekly rehearsals on Friday evenings between 6 and 7 pm
  • happy to work closely with the organist and his deputies
  • willing to see him/herself as part of the church’s ministry team, under the leadership of, and with accountability to the Vicar, Canon Maggie Guite.

Please apply by email or in writing, with the contact details of two referees (one musical, one personal) by September 11th. Interview will probably be on September 20th,(and could be conducted on Skype for candidates absent from Cambridge at that time). The appointment would commence with choir practice on October 3rd, being provisional until enhanced DBS clearance is acquired.

Applications for the above post should be addressed to:
Canon Maggie Guite,
St Mark’s Vicarage,
Barton Road,
CB3 9JZ.



Doddington with Benwick and Wimblington

Our Encouraging Team and Supportive Churches are seeking to appoint a House for Duty Priest to live in Doddington in Cambridgeshire in the Diocese of Ely.

You will work on Sundays and two other days and to live in the well-appointed 5 bedroom modern rectory in Doddington.  Doddington is a pleasant village within striking distance of Ely, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We would like you to become a member of our Ministry Team working with our Priest in Charge, Retired Priest, Licensed Lay Minister, LLMs and Lay Leaders.

We seek someone with a flexible approach who values scripture and church teaching with a caring nature and good humoured disposition.

For an informal conversation, please contact the Priest in Charge:
The Rev’d Kevin Fitzgibbon
Telephone 01354 680969   Email : k.fitzgibbon@care4free.net

Requests for an application pack and parish profiles to:
The Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech, c/o Mrs Karen Steyn, Diocesan Office, Bishop Woodford House, Barton Road, Ely CB7 4DX,
Email:  archdeacon.handw@ely.anglican.org.

The post will require an enhanced DBS check.


The Cathedral Shop operates solely to raise money which goes directly towards the upkeep of the Cathedral. We rely on our volunteers to help us run the shop efficiently and provide a good experience when visitors come to the Cathedral.

The role of the shop volunteer is to assist the member of staff with the daily running of the shop. Duties will include serving customers, display of stock, dusting, stock checks etc. If you feel you would like to join our team please contact Brenda Covell on 01353 660340 or email shop.manager@cathedral.ely.anglican.org.