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ELY Ely Cathedral SERVICES for November 5 - 11 THURSDAY: 7.40am – Morning Prayer; 8am – Holy Communion; 12.10 - Holy Communion; 5.30pm – Evensong. Friday: 7.40am – Morning Prayer; 8am – Holy Communion; 5.30pm – Evensong. Saturday: 7.40am – Morning Pray


Ely Cathedral

SERVICES for November 5 - 11

THURSDAY: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; 12.10 - Holy Communion; 5.30pm - Evensong.

Friday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; 5.30pm - Evensong.

Saturday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; 2pm - Celebration of Wholeness and Healing Eucharist; 5.30pm - Evensong.

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Sunday: 8.15am - Holy Communion; 10.30am - Service of Remembrance; midday - Holy Communion; 4pm - Evensong.

Monday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; 5.30pm - Evensong.

Tuesday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; 5.30pm - Evensong.

Wednesday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; 5.30pm - Evensong.

St Mary's Church

SUNDAY: 9am - Holy Communion (traditional service) with preacher Alan Hulme; 10.30am - Family Communion (contemporary style) with preacher Jane Hulme; 6.30pm - Prayer Ministry training - all welcome.

INFO: or call the church office on 01353 659550.

St Peter's Church

SUNDAY: 9.15am - Sung Eucharist with celebrant and preacher Canon Nigel Abbott.

Tuesday: 10am - Holy Communion with Canon Nigel Abbott.

Methodist Church

STEWARDS welcomed the congregation to morning service at 10.30am. Rev Barbara Garwood led the service with prayers, and hymns were sung. Two readings were taken from the Old and New Testaments. The minister's sermon was based on 'love the Commandments with all your heart'. Offerings were taken. During the morning service the baptism of Sarah Louise took place. Evening service at 6.30pm was led by Rev Barbara Garwood, musicians were Pam Austin and Ginny Klein. Thursday: 12noon - 1.30pm Shoppers' Lunch; 2.30pm - Open Fellowship, speaker Donald Monk.

Friday: 7.30pm - Westley Guild 'African Campaign WW1'.

Sunday: 10.30am -Tony Murfitt; 6.30pm - Holy Communion with Rev Bernard Arnold, organists Donald Monk and Alan Bulley.

The Olive Tree

AFTER Saturday's fireworks in the park, more than 50 people came in from the cold for hot chocolate and gingerbread, freely offered as a gift to our community.

On Sunday the worship was framed by the 23rd Psalm, which we read together. Billy Onen spoke about the favour of God and which we pray for regarding this church.

Sunday:10.30am - worship including Holy Communion. The service will include an act of remembrance. The speaker will be the pastor. Cr�che and Sunday School will be provided.

Friday: 10am - midday: Open Door Caf� offers a pleasant setting for meeting and making friends while enjoying refreshments. All are welcome.

Ely Flower Club

THE next meeting will be held on November 12 at 7.30pm in Needhams Hall at the City of Ely Community College in Downham Road. Julie Woods is the demonstrator with her interpretation of 'Christmas tidings'.


Parish Church

MORNING Prayer at St Michael and All Angels on Sunday was led by John Dickinson. The organist was Margaret Haynes who also read the first lesson, and the offertory was presented by Lee Howard.

This Sunday Sung Eucharist will be held at 9.15am.


St George's Parish Church

LAST Sunday, All Saints, the vicar presided and preached at the 8am Holy Communion. She also presided at the 10am Parish Eucharist, when John Marshall delivered the sermon following his licensing as a lay minister on Saturday. The 6.30pm All Souls Service was led by the vicar and the preacher was Jane Harris.

Saturday: 9am - Men's Breakfast Club in the Parish Room; 2pm - rehearsal for the Remembrance Sunday service; 6.30pm - District Bell Ringers.

Sunday: 8am - Holy Communion with the vicar; 10.45am - Remembrance Sunday Service; 7.30pm - Remembrance Concert and dedication at the leisure centre. Admission �2.50. All are welcome.

Due to work commencing in the church on November 9, all midweek activities in the church are suspended until further notice.

Wednesday (11) - 11am Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial and the Railwaymen's' Memorial, followed by tea at the barn.

November 14: 7pm - Concert at St George's featuring Henry Olonga, the Ely Cathedral Girls Choir and Iain Harvey. For tickets see John Marshall, Grenvill Goodson or Adams shop.

November 28: 10am-2pm - St George's Christmas Fair.

Everyone is welcome at any or all of our services

INFO: Contact the vicar on 01353 860207.

St John's Methodist Church

SATURDAY: 9am-11am - Coffee Morning in the School Room.

Sunday: Remembrance Sunday - no morning service. United service of remembrance at St George's parish church; 6.30pm - Evening Service with Rev Barbara Garwood united at St John's.

Saturday (14): 9.30am - prayer meeting in the vestry.

Sunday (15): 10.45am - Morning Service with Rev Bernard Arnold including Holy Communion; 3.30pm - Caf� Church.

All welcome to join in events and services.

Salvation Army

AS it is Armistice Sunday on November 8, there will be no meeting at the hall. We shall be joining with the British Legion and the people of Littleport, at the parish church.

The Vine Community Church

NON-denominational Christian church meeting at the Regal in Hempfield Road.

Sunday services usually begin at 10.30am. Tea or coffee is served from 10.15am onwards. The cr�che for the youngest children is open from 10.15am and older children enjoy a separate meeting during the second half of the service. Afterwards, there is a chance for refreshments and chat.

There is no morning service at the Regal on Sunday, as we will be joining other Littleport Christians at the parish church for a united Act of Remembrance. At 6.30pm there will be an informal praise service at the Regal, to which all are welcome.

Separate house groups meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. On November 14 there is a Prayer Breakfast at the Regal and all are welcome. A Men's Tramps' Supper is planned on November 28.

INFO: Don Gee on 01353 864690 or 01353 860885 or

Littleport Ely and District Spiritualist (LEADS)

THE weekly service, held on Thursday evening at the village hall in Victoria Street

is open to everyone and entry is free.

Doors open at 6.30pm for healing which ends at 7.20pm. If requiring healing please arrive early. The Divine Service begins at 7.30pm.

This week mediums, Martin and Nick will take the service.

On November 12, medium Jacqueline Lesley will attend.

There is a raffle and a goodwill collection, all donations are welcome. The evening closes with free tea and coffee and light refreshments.

We continue to have new faces joining us and we hope you were made welcome and enjoyed your evening and look forward to seeing you again.

There are places available for development and healing circles. Awareness Group is to be held on November 2 with a small charge of �2.50. All are welcome.

All memberships are now due, please see Peter Wiggins to renew or become a member at church following the service.

INFO: or contact Wendie on 01353 667300.


St George's Church

THE service of Morning Praise was led by Rev Margaret Harper. 'Who is your Saint? Influencing your life' was the sermon.

Sunday: the service of Act of Remembrance will be at 10.45am with standard bearers from Royal British Legion and Girls' Brigade and friends from the Baptist Chapel. Afterwards there will be wreaths laid at the War Memorial in the cemetery.

Baptist Church

AS we are holding a joint Remembrance service at St George's Parish Church at 10.45am there will be no service at the Baptist Chapel this week.

Peter Cockerton will lead on the sermon in this service with contributions from others.

Girls Brigade will be back to normal at 6pm on Friday.

Our membership is starting to increase and we welcome all newcomers into our flock.


Methodist Church

SUNDAY: service will be led by Colin Nickless. In the afternoon we will be joining the Remembrance Day Service at St Andrew's Church.

The Coffee Morning at Byways in Soham on Friday raised �100 for the church.

Saturday: 2pm-5pm - Tea Dance at The Pavilion, Recreation Ground. Admission �2.50 including refreshments. Everyone welcome. Proceeds to Soham Methodist Church Property Development Fund.

Heartbeat Health Walk

ON October 26, 35 walkers plus the three leaders took part in a walk of 3.4 miles around Soham. Welcome refreshments were available at The Ship or Sauce megabytes afterwards.

Over 60's Club

RUTH Ginn welcomed members and guests at the meeting on October 30. Members enjoyed an afternoon of nostalgia with a film show of VE Day celebrations. Recorded on video by Peggy Gibbon these had been transferred to DVD by Eric Mason. These films included VE celebrations held at The Maltings in Ely.

A tea dance was held at Queen's Court in Bottisham with Leigh Murfitt on May 11. A VJ dance was held at the village college with the Len Ebbage show band. Among the guests were James Paice and the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire who told some humorous tales. On the Sunday a parade through the town and a service on the recreation ground was conducted by Rev Shears with music played by the Soham Comrades Band. During refreshments Eric showed a more recent film of a fashion show of 1930 and 1940 fashions held at the college. Peggy Gibbon thanked Eric on behalf of everyone. Vera Seal organised the raffle and the meeting closed with the singing of the club hymn.



THERE were five tables in play at the dominoes held on October 23 in the social club when Mrs M Dewsbery was MC. Winners were: Miss G Canham, A Bell, Mrs M Willcocks, Mrs A Houghton, Mrs M Dewsbery, Mrs M White and Mrs D Perrin.

Highest halves: Mrs M Coulson and Miss M Murfitt; consolation: Mrs G Faux; draw: Mrs O Newell, Miss M Murfitt, Mrs A Houghton, Mrs M Dewsbery and J Hines.

Whist Drive

THERE were four tables in play at the whist drive held on October 26 in the social club when Mrs M Dewsbery was MC. Winners were: Mrs D Perrin, N Synejko, Mrs N Bean, Mrs P Brand, A Bell, R Saberton and Mrs A Houghton. Highest Halves: Miss G Canham and Miss M Murfitt; most fives: Mrs M Dewsbery; consolation: Mrs P Jordan, R Saberton, N Synejko, Miss M Murfitt and Mrs D Perrin.

Harvest Supper

VILLAGERS and friends gathered in Wardy Hill Social Club on October 24 for the Harvest Supper. After enjoying a meal they played a variety of games, the winners being: 1 Freya Perry and Heidi Pate, 2 Angus and Nigel Pate, 3 Edmund and Bernice Chapman and consolation to Gill Metcalfe and Bob. The evening finished with the draw.


Over 60's

CLUB members and friends had a day in Peterborough on October 27. A club meeting was held on October 30 and members took part in a sing-along. They were entertained by a group called New Beginnings with vocalist Ann Ray, guitar Alan Raym keyboard Joyce Thulborn and drums Roy Fordham. The afternoon closed with tea, coffee and biscuits followed by a raffle.

The next outing is a trip to Wickstead on November 24 to see the Christmas Show.

The next Club meeting on November 27 will include the Christmas bingo.


St Andrew's Church

THE service for All Saints Day was taken by Teresa Dixon, and the congregation was invited to light candles in memory of those they had lost.

Saturday: 2pm - Autumn Fayre held in Rackham School Hall. Many stalls with gifts, and games, in aid of church funds.

Sunday: 10.30am - Remembrance Day service.