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ELY Ely Cathedral SERVICES for June 12 – 18 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 – Eve


Ely Cathedral

SERVICES for June 12 - 18

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 - Evensong; 7.30pm - Diocesan Confirmation Service.

Saturday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8.00am - Holy Communion; midday - Quiet Hour; 5.30pm - Evensong; 7.30pm - Mixing Their Music choirs.

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

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

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

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

St Peter's Church

SUNDAY: the celebrant and preacher at the 9.15am Sung Eucharist will be Archdeacon Hugh McCurdy.

Wednesday: there will be a Lunchtime Service at 1pm and a Bible Study at St Peter's House at 7.30pm.

Methodist Church

MORNING service, led by the Rev June Mallabon, opened with prayers by the stewards. The sermon was based on 'remember me'. Holy Communion was taken. The 6.30pm service was led by the Rev Edwin Myers, organist was Alan Bulley. Thursday: Shoppers' Lunch - noon till 1pm.

Friday: Ely Methodist Guild Playford 17th century dance evening led by the Rev Chris Baker, starts 7.30pm.

Sunday: 11am - Rev Brian Beck; 6.30pm - the Rev Christopher Bishop and Holy Communion. Musicians Pam Austin and Ginny Klein.

The Olive Tree

SUNDAY'S morning worship was refreshingly different, with a great freedom and sense of the nearness of the Holy Spirit. We heard news of several of the activities of the church, rejoicing in what God is doing among us. The Pastor spoke about our responsibility towards the whole church, to 'do battle in the heavenlies' for every area of the life of the church.

On Tuesday evening we held our first Church on Tuesday, a fresh approach to worship designed to be accessible for all ages, including our young people. This will continue monthly.

INFO: 01353 612316.

Friday: Open Door Café will run at the Church (in Silver Street) from 10am till noon.

Sunday: worship at 10.30am (including Holy Communion). Simon Payne will speak on the book of Titus. Crèche and Sunday school will be provided.

Countess Freechurch

PAUL Coghlan, the musicians and the lady singers opened the morning service with a time of praise and worship. Keith Waters led the worship, which also included prayers of intercession, praise and words of prophecy. On Monday evening, people met for prayer. The Housegroup met for a time of prayer and Bible study.

Wednesday: The Fellowship Hour met for lunch before their AGM, hosted by Pastor Lowman.

Thursday: Pastor Lowman went to the joint WRV and C of H church weekend.

Sunday: morning speaker John Baldock and Keith Waters in the evening, with Holy Communion celebration.

City of Ely Horticultural Society

THE society has recently issued the schedule for its Great Autumn Show. This year's event, the 81st, will take place at the Paradise Centre in Ely on August 23/24. The show will include all the usual classes, including fruit and vegetables, many varieties of flowers, handicrafts, photographic and home-made produce. There are also special classes for children and young people. Entries are open to all and not restricted to society members. The organisers would like to see some of the traditional entries and products make a come-back, such as entries in the rose classes, flower arranging and home-brewed beers.

INFO: To obtain a copy of the schedule contact show secretary Gerald Rolfe on 01353 663487.


Parish Church

CELEBRANT and preacher at St Michael and All Angels on Sunday was the Rev Alan Partridge. The organist was Rita Bartle. The first lesson was read by Robin Aycott and the offertory was presented by Lee Howard.

Sunday: morning prayer will be held at 9.15am.


Baptist Chapel

THE morning service was conducted by Nigel Holland, from Bluntisham.

Joyce, Bob, Alan and David were the musicians. David welcomed everyone and gave out the notices. £285 was raised at the New Beginnings music concert on Saturday.

Sunday: service will be taken by the Rev Jim Mullin and Faith Rocks.



LITTLEPORT, Ely and District Spiritualists would like to say 'thank you' to mediums Sue Tagholme and Mark Dowler for another splendid evening.

Once again, new faces joined us, receiving messages from loved ones. Thank you for joining us and for having an open mind.

Meetings are held on Thursdays at the village hall in Main Street, Littleport.

Doors open at 6.35pm for spiritual healing which begins at 6.40pm through to 7.20pm. Divine service is at 7.30pm and this week we have Claire Teale.

INFO: Wendie on 01353 667300.

The Vine Community Church

SUNDAY: service is at 10:30 am with contemporary music worship and the sermon by Pastor Don Gee. Youth and children's Sunday school is provided during the sermon. After the service we welcome you to stay for coffee, tea, and fellowship. Small groups will be meeting this week in their dedicated homes. INFO: Pastor Don Gee at 01353 860885 or 01638 780457 or visit us at www.thevinelittleport.org.uk

St John's Methodist Church

LAST Sunday morning's service was led by Ian Weatherall and during the service Ian Titchener introduced Victor from the Gideon's Bible Organisation, who gave a talk and video presentation of the work of Gideon's. Pianist was Peter Kirby. Duncan Palmer led the evening service and the pianist was Pat Hodson.

Sunday: morning service will be led by Alan Mason at 10.45am and the evening service by the Rev June Mallabon, which will include the celebration of Holy Communion.


Baptist Chapel.

OUR friends from St George's joined us for United Family service which was led by the Rev Kevin Burdett. Evening service was conducted by the Rev Robin Giles.

Girl's Brigade met on Friday at 6pm. Next Sunday our evening service will be taken by the Rev Glynn Jones.

St George's Church.

SUNDAY: our service of Morning Praise, including baptism will be taken by the Rev Pauline Scott.



THE WI met on Monday and were entertained by Gillian Peak talking about cats, mediums and hub caps among other things from her box of memories. The competition for a charity shop bargain was won by Jan Matley with a silver ladle bought for a shilling. The next meeting will be on July 14 when Gill Bates will talk to us about fruit, nuts and seeds. Visitors are always welcome.


Methodist Church

MORNING Worship on Sunday was led by Ken Brown and the evening service by Keith Penn.

Sunday: Worship at 10am and 6.30pm will be led by the Rev Edwin Myers. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services.

Tuesday: Midweek Worship at 7.30pm led by the Rev Edwin Myers.

Wednesday: Prayer Meeting at 10.30am.

June 21: 1940s Workers Playtime at 6.45pm. Prize for best 1940s outfit. Tickets £6 including meal, from Thelma on 01353 721057, Arleen 01353 624944 or Denise on 01353 727855.

Over 60's Club

Ruth Ginn welcomed members to the meeting on June 6, and Peggy Gibbon gave the announcements. Members were reminded that there are a few twin rooms still available for the holiday in Pembrokeshire on September 8. Friends are welcome.

A few games of bingo were played with numbers called by Betty Lanigan then Vera Seal called the raffle numbers. The meeting closed with the singing of the club hymn.

On June 4, fifty members set out on a Mystery Tour. The morning was spent in Ipswich, shopping and sight-seeing. Peggy was thanked for organising the day, which was enjoyed by all.


Over-60's Club

TWENTY eight members were present at our meeting on June 4 in the church hall. Bingo was played. Tea and biscuit were served by Margaret Riley, Dot Pink and Queenie Covell. Birthday greetings were sung for Joan Bristow. On May 28, friends from Ely, Little Thetford and Witchford joined us on a trip to King's Lynn and Hunstanton. Our usual raffle took place, and the meeting closed with the club hymn.



THERE were three tables in play on Friday night. Mrs M Dewsbery was MC. Winners were: Mr B Copping, Mrs B Norman, Mr F Tall, Mrs M White and Mrs M Dewsbery; Highest Halves: Mrs A Houghton and Miss M Murfitt; Consolation: Mr B Gillett; Draw: Mrs B Norman, Mr B Copping, Mrs L Dewsbery and Mrs A Houghton.


St Andrew's Church

SUNDAY: Holy Communion at 10.30am, when the Sunday school will meet.

Tuesday: Holy Communion at 10am, followed by coffee and social time.

Wednesday: Morning prayer at 9.30am. Followed by a Toddler Praise service at 10am.

Friday: Baby Café meets in St Andrew's Hall at 9.30am.

Saturday: church fete at Manor Farm at 2pm.

Baptist Church

SUNDAY: Liz Herrington from Willingham Baptist Church will conduct the service, at 10.30am. All welcome.