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ELY Ely Cathedral SERVICES for July 3-9 THURSDAY: 7.40am – Morning Prayer; 8am – Holy Communion; midday – Quiet Hour; 12.10 - Holy Communion; 5.30pm – Evensong. Friday: 7.40am – Morning Prayer; 8am – Holy Communion; midday – Quiet Hour; 5.30pm – Evening


Ely Cathedral

SERVICES for July 3-9

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

Friday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; midday - Quiet Hour; 5.30pm - Evening Prayer.

Saturday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8.00am - Holy Communion; midday - Quiet Hour; 5.30pm - Evensong.

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Sunday: 8.15am - Holy Communion; 10.30am - Sung Eucharist; 12.15pm - Holy Baptism; 4pm - Evensong.

Monday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; midday - Quiet Hour; 5.30pm - Evening Prayer.

Tuesday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8am - Holy Communion; midday - Quiet Hour; 5.30pm - Evening Prayer.

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

Ely Methodist Church

SUNDAY morning service was led by Terry Day and Bryne Stokes, minister in training with the Salvation Army.

Coffee was served after morning service. The evening service was led by Diane Bright. Musicians were Donald Monk and Helen Shanassy. Thursday: shopper's lunch - noon till 1pm; open fellowship meeting - 2.30pm.

Sunday: morning service will be led by Tony Murfitt; the evening service is at 6.30pm and will be led by the Rev Sheila MacInally, with Holy Communion.

Inner Wheel

THE Inner Wheel Club of Ely held its monthly meeting and Annual General Meeting on June 25 at the Old Dispensary.

President Jackie Wade welcomed everyone and was delighted to induct two new members. Helen Shanassy became an active member and Pauline Lancaster an honorary member. Kathy Bradney and Christine Ambrose were re-joining members, having previously been members of the Littleport Club, which was disbanded 12 years ago.

A report was on the district AGM and committee meeting was given. Carole Gunthorpe was inducted as chairman of District Eight and Mrs Wade presented her with a beautiful orchid from the members at the end of the meeting.

It was announced that the district golf competition will take place on September 19 at Dereham Golf Club.

St Peter's Church

SUNDAY: the celebrant and preacher at the 9.15am Sung Eucharist will be the Rev Alan Partridge. On July 9, there will be a lunchtime service at 1pm, followed by a bring-and-share lunch at St Peter's House.

St Mary's Church

Sunday: 8am - Holy Communion with preacher Pauline Scott; 10.30am: All-age family service with Paul Reisbach; 6.30pm - Holy Communion with preacher Alan Partridge.

July 19: Celebration of Gifts Day, from 10am till 2pm, stalls, ploughman's lunches and crafts. All welcome.

City of Ely Flower Club

TONIGHT, Thursday, July 3, open meeting at Needham's Hall, City of Ely Community College, Downham Road, Ely at 7.15pm. Demonstration by Alan Smith from Ipswich entitled 'floral magic'. Tickets £7 (includes light refreshments).

INFO: telephone Grace on 01353 661457 or Liz on 01353 740404.

Countess Freechurch

THE message given to the Fellowship Hour last Wednesday afternoon by Pastor Colin Stringer, the Soham Baptist minister, focused on knowing Jesus and his promises. The Sunday morning service was led by the musicians, singers and worship leader Louise Lomax.

The evening service at 6pm followed a time of tea and fellowship in the hall. The World Vision team met on Tuesday evening.

Friday: at 7.45am, young people will meet from different churches in and around Ely for a Christian Rave in the Nave at Ely Cathedral. The various bands and singers are all Christians.

Sunday: Pastor Lowman will continue with 1 Thessalonians study. Holy Communion will also be celebrated. From midday until 5pm, Churches Together in Ely will be represented by many Christians at Ely Aquafest. The evening service message in the church will focus on Psalm 15.


Parish Church

CELEBRANT and preacher at St Michael and All Angels on Sunday was the Rev Chris Twycross. The organist was Beth Stokes. The first lesson was read by Sue Thompson and the offertory was presented by Michael Richer.

Sunday: morning pray at 9.15am.


Baptist Chapel

THE Anniversary Gift Day and Prayer Weekend was conducted by the Rev Jim Mullin. Bob, David and Eddie were the musicians. David welcomed everyone and gave out the notices. Jim read Philippians 4 v. 10 to 23 and spoke to the children about Callum Brown who has cancer. Philip and Rachel took up the offering. Hymns were sung and prayers followed. The theme for Jim's sermon was 'new generosity'. Next week's service will be a family service with 'faith rocks'.


St George's Church

SUNDAY: The vicar will preside at the 8am and 10am services. At 3pm, adult confirmation class will be held.

Tuesday: 1.45pm - Pram Service for all pre-school toddlers and their parents/carers; 4pm: junior confirmation class.

Wednesday: 9.30am - Holy Communion.

Saturday: Summer Fair at the church, from 10am till 2pm. Stalls, raffles, games and refreshments; 3pm - Men's Breakfast Club summer outing.

July 26: Littleport Show, the churches of Littleport will be putting on a Narnia Experience tent.

Evangelical Church

PASTOR Barnds will be preaching on Sunday and will lead the church in Holy Communion.

INFO: Telephone: 07960 119824 or 01353 860693.

TreeHouse Club

FRIDAY: Hot dog cook out at 6.30pm. All youths and parents are invited. Admission is £1.

July 12: leadership will be taking a group of youths to Hunstanton for the day. TreeHouse is open on Fridays, from 6.30pm till 9pm and is located at the Evangelical Church, Globe Lane. Admission is £1 and a tuck shop is available.

INFO: 01353 860693 or 07960 119824.

St John's Methodist Church

COLIN Nickless led the Sunday morning service which began with a hymn sung by the St John's Singers and the organist/pianist was Janice Weatherall. Margaret Nickless read the lessons.

The evening service was led by Ian Weatherall and Janice Weatherall was the pianist.

July 5: there will be a coffee morning in the school room from, 9am-11am.

Sunday: The Rev June Mallabon will lead the morning service which will include the celebration of Holy Communion at 10.45am. The evening service will be taken at 6.30pm by Terry Day from Ely.

Vine Community Church

WE are a lively non-denominational church which meets at the Regal on Hempfield Road in Littleport.

Sunday: service is at 10:30am with contemporary music. This week is a communion service. Youth and children's Sunday school is provided during the sermon. After the service we welcome you to stay for coffee, tea, and fellowship. We will be meeting at the Regal on Tuesday at 7:30pm for fellowship.

INFO: Pastor Don Gee on 01353 860885 or 01638 780457 or visit us at


LITTLEPORT, Ely and District Spiritualists would like to say 'thank you' to medium Jackie Coman. Once again, more new faces joined us, some of whom received messages of comfort from loved ones.

Meetings are held on Thursdays at the village hall in Main Street, Littleport. Doors open at 6.40pm for spiritual healing, which begins at 6.45pm. Divine Service at 7.30pm and guest medium for next week is

Joyce Gobbet. The following week (July 17) the visiting medium is Myra Basey. The service is followed by a raffle (donations always welcome) and light refreshments are served. Please stay and join us. Everyone welcome.

INFO: which will link you to our web page, alternatively, call Wendie on 01353 667300.

Littleport Craft Club

THE first meeting of the new monthly craft club to be held at St John's Church on July 9. This new club will take place on the second Wednesday of the month. Bring your crafts and meet some friends.


ST Georges Church.

OUR morning service was led by Piers Coutts who preached on St Paul's message to the Jews at Antioch.

Sunday: service of morning praise will be taken by Scott Eversman.

Baptist Chapel.

OUR evening service was taken by the Rev Tricia Troughton.

Friday: Girl's Brigade meet at 6pm.

Sunday: evening service will be led by the Rev Brian Westropp.


Union Chapel

A SERVICE will be conducted at 10.30am on July 6 by Mervyn Howard. This will be a celebration in memory of Beryl Barlow, a lifetime member.


Methodist Church

A TEA dance was held on Saturday at the Pavilion on the Recreation Ground and 35 people attended. This was arranged by Janet and Clive Beaumont and £82 was raised for the church's restoration and refurbishment fund.

Sunday: Worship at 10am will be led by the Rev Bill Jenkins who is on an exchange visit from Houston in Texas.

George Ginn will lead worship at 6.30pm.

Wednesday: Prayer meeting, which is also held once a fortnight at 10.30am, led by our minister.

July 11: Bingo at The Causeway Centre. 6.45pm for 7 pm, proceeds to the restoration and refurbishment fund.


Baptist Church

LAST Sunday, we welcomed the Rev David Taylor from Godmanchester who led our morning worship.

Sunday: Roy Barton, from Cambridge, will take our service followed by Holy Communion. The service commences at 10.30am. A warm welcome to all.