Meet up through Open Door

A NEW meeting place called Open Door has opened in Ely. The Olive Tree Fellowship community room, based in Silver Street, Ely, will open its doors on Friday mornings, from 10an until noon, for people to come and a friendly and welcoming environment, to e

A NEW meeting place called Open Door has opened in Ely. The Olive Tree Fellowship community room, based in Silver Street, Ely, will open its doors on Friday mornings, from 10an until noon, for people to come and a friendly and welcoming environment, to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, biscuits, cake - all free - whether they prefer to sit quietly or talk with others, maybe making new friends. The venue, in what was formerly known as the Railway Mission has been extended and freshly decorated.

Pastor Patrick Brandon said: "We have become increasingly aware that in these days of busy lives, long working hours, and frequent house moves, the strong sense of community that was enjoyed in former generations has been eroded and weakened. We have come to recognise that, as a church in the community, we have a part to play in re-establishing this community spirit.

"We have a beautiful building that is homely and welcoming, and we hope to find ways of sharing this resource with those who live nearby: this is the first step."

The Very Reverend Dr Michael Chandler, Dean of Ely, said: "To find refreshment for our souls is vital. We are fortunate that Ely Cathedral offers many such spaces for visitors and residents alike. I am pleased to hear that, through Open Door, the Olive Tree Fellowship will be offering another opportunity for people to sit quietly in a peaceful, attractive, prayerful and informal setting."

The Olive Tree Fellowship is pictured above.

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