King’s Ely community remembers the fallen

King’s Ely community remembers the fallen during their annual service of remembrance at Ely Cathedra

King’s Ely community remembers the fallen during their annual service of remembrance at Ely Cathedral. - Credit: Archant

King’s Ely students, staff, families and Old Eleans came together for the school’s annual service of remembrance.

King’s Ely heads of school, Oliver Hutchinson and Paige Grey pictured at the school’s war memorial.

King’s Ely heads of school, Oliver Hutchinson and Paige Grey pictured at the school’s war memorial. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds gathered inside Ely Cathedral on November 10 for a moving service of silence, hymns, prayers and readings.

The Chapel Choir sang the anthem at the service, in which the school remembered 98 Old Eleans (former King’s Ely students) and former choristers who died in 20th Century conflicts.

Their names were read out by the heads of school, Oliver Hutchinson and Paige Grey.

A King’s Ely spokesman said: “One of the most touching moments of the service was when poppies fell from the cathedral’s magnificent Octagon during the two minute silence.”


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After the service, heads of houses across the whole of King’s Ely were joined by senior management, governors and guests to lay wreaths at the school’s war memorial.

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