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ELY Ely Cathedral SERVICES for June 26 – July 2 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 –


Ely Cathedral

SERVICES for June 26 - July 2

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.

Saturday: 7.40am - Morning Prayer; 8.00am - Holy Communion; midday - Quiet Hour; 3pm - Ordination; 5.30pm - Evening Prayer.

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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; 5.30pm - Evensong.

St Peter's Church

SUNDAY: we will be celebrating our patronal festival with two services. At 9.15am there will a Eucharist with prayers for healing in the morning, led by the Rev Alan Partridge and Canon Chris Barber. St Peter's Singers will lead the singing at 6.30pm and there will be a service of Songs of Praise.

Wednesday: lunchtime service at 1pm.

Olive Tree Fellowship

ON Sunday, we gathered for a short time of praise and prayer before going to Palace Green to join Ely's other churches for the annual Open Air Service organised by Churches Together in Ely.

Friday: Open Door Café and crèche at the church in Silver Street. Refreshments and a friendly place to meet.

Sunday: worship at 10.30am (including Holy Communion). The speaker will be Maurice England, the pastor of a sister church near Nottingham. at

The Isle of Ely Lions Club

THE president's night and hand-over was held on Saturday evening. Lion president Caroline Cross handed over to incoming president Tony Pleasance. Tony was also the recipient of the Mac Macgregor Award; presented each year by the outgoing president to the person they consider has helped the most throughout their term in office. Nick Cross won the Lion of the Year trophy and Cyril Garner was presented with a certificate of recognition for his services as Leo advisor for the past 10 years.

City of Ely Flower Club

THE next Open meeting will be on July 3 at Needham's Hall, City of Ely College, Downham Road, Ely at 7.15pm.

Countess Freechurch

THE church united with the other Ely churches at an 11.30am service on Palace Green on Sunday morning.

Wednesday: AGM at the King's School in the Monastic Barn.

Thursday: Two by Two Baby and Toddler Group are going on an outing to Church Farm.

Saturday: The elders and deacons meet on Saturday morning from 7am-8am. In the afternoon, the wedding of Rachel Howe and Dan Johnson takes place.

Sunday: Pastor Lowman will give the message. At 5pm, the Fellowship will meet for a tea in the hall before going into the church for a service of celebration.

Churches Together in Ely

THREE hundred men, women and children from all of Ely's churches met on Sunday morning on Palace Green for their annual Open Air service.

Musicians led with songs in a variety of styles and a member of each church spoke briefly about the vision their church has to fulfil the CTiE mission statement: '...people seeking Jesus and to make Him known...'. We heard of work in Ely, Cambridgeshire and around the world.


Baptist Chapel

DAVID welcomed everyone and gave out the notices. He informed us that next weekend will be a Prayer Weekend, from 6am on Saturday until after the evening service on Sunday.


Flower Arrangement Club

A PRACTICAL evening was enjoyed by members at the meeting held on June 20. Lovely colourful line arrangements were produced by beginners and experienced members. Thanks go to all committee members involved in organising this. Next meeting is on July 18.

INFO: Telephone 01353 860102 or 01353 863421.


LITTLEPORT, Ely and District Spiritualists would like to say 'thank you' to medium Barbara Price and her fledgling, Jan, for giving messages of comfort and upliftment they gave during our service last week.

Meetings are held on Thursdays at Littleport Village Hall. Doors open 6.40pm for spiritual healing. Divine Service at 7.30pm. Guest medium for next (June 26) is Jackie Coman.

St John's Methodist Church

THE Rev Rick Prior from Emmanuel Church, Chatteris, led the morning service. Rev Edwin Myers led the evening service, which was a united service at St George's Parish Church.

Sunday: Colin Nickless will lead the morning service at 10.45am and the evening service will be led by Ian Weatherall. The Flower and Friendship Club will meet at 7.30pm in the schoolroom on Monday.

Evangelical Church

SUNDAY: Pastor Barnds will be preaching.

Thursday: studying the book of Ephesians at 7pm and on Sunday at 10.30am.

INFO: Telephone 07960 119824 or 01353 860693.

TreeHouse Club

THERE will be a special TreeHouse Club on July 4, including a hotdog supper. On July 12, leadership will be taking a group of youths to Hunstanton for the day.

INFO: Telephone 01353 860693 or 07960 119824.

St George's Church

SUNDAY: The Rev Canon Viller will preside at both services. Carol Swain will preach at the 8am Holy Communion, and Jane Harris will preach at the 10am Parish Eucharist.

Tuesday: Pram Service at 1.45pm.

Wednesday: Holy Communion at 9.30am.

The Vine Community Church

FRIDAY: Men's Group meet at 7.30pm.

SUNDAY: service is at 10:30 am with contemporary music worship and the sermon by Nigel Ovens. This week is a family service (children stay for the sermon and there is no Sunday school).

Monday: Children's Holiday Club meets.

INFO: Pastor Don Gee at 01353 860885 or 01638 780457 or visit us at www.thevinelittleport.org.uk


Baptist Chapel.

OUR evening service was conducted by the Rev Richard Lewis.

Friday: Girls Brigade meets at 6pm.

Sunday: evening service will be taken by the Rev Tricia Troughton.

St George's Church.

PRAYERS of support were offered for Samuel McGinley who is travelling to Zanzibar shortly with a medical charity.

Sunday: service of Morning Praise will be led by Piers Coutts.

Both congregations gave thanks for the news that Rene Cockerton is finally home.


St Peter's Church

THE annual garden Fete was held on June 21 at Prickwillow Village Hall. Due to rain, all stalls and games were held indoors. The amount raised for church funds was £282.18.


Methodist Church

AROUND 70 people gathered for the workers playtime on Saturday.

The event raised more than £340.

Preachers at Sunday services were Tony Murfet and Georgina Newell.

Friday: At Home at Byways in Barcham Road. Tea and coffee and cakes, from 10am till noon.

Heartbeat Health Walk

THIRTY walkers plus the three leaders Liz Gwinnett, David Clarke and Laurie Budd enjoyed a walk of 2.3miles around Soham.

Over 60's Club

RUTH Ginn welcomed members and the guest speaker to the meeting. Birthday greetings were sung to Joan Peacock. The speaker for the afternoon was local funeral director Reg Brown. No meeting on Friday.


Over 60's Club

CHRISTOPHER and Janet South were the guest speakers on Wednesday.

Dick Phillips brought some strawberries which were auctioned with proceeds going to club funds.

The raffle was held, and tea and biscuits were served by Mary Cornwell, Joan Quinsee and Jean East. Birthday greetings were sung for Pat Regan.

The meeting closed with the club hymn.


St Andrew's Church

250 Club

SINCE the 250 Club began in 1991 the membership has contributed £37,622, of which £10,200 has been paid out in prize money and £27,033 put towards the cost of restoring the church. Last year was one of the best ever, with 217 tickets sold, which raised £2,553.

The Quinquenial report, which is a professional survey of the church carried out by our architect every five years, has specified that urgent repairs need to be undertaken to parts of the external stonework, most of the nave floor tiling and some of the windows. There is also a long list of less urgent but very necessary work that needs to be carried out over the next five years. As usual, this will involve considerable expenditure, so the more 250 Club members there are, the better.

There are at least 33 unallocated sets of tickets available so if you know anyone who may be interested, please get them to contact Tony Tillett on 01353 778458 by the middle of June fore the start on July 1.

Sutton Feast

A MEDIEVAL Banquet will be held for the first time on June 28 at 7pm.

The setting will be the Tithe Barn at the Burystead. Bring your own knife spoon and drinking vessel. Ale and cider will be available but are not included in the ticket price. Medieval entertainment will be provided by Diabolus in Musica. Tickets, costing £25, are limited to 100 and are available on a first-come-first served basis. Period dress is essential and no jeans or trainers will be allowed. Leave your mobile phone at home.

Tickets are available from Cutting It, Hills Harnwell and Rutterford butchers, Sutton Pharmacy and Vicky's hairdresser.

The Sutton Feast begins today (June 26) and runs until July 6. Other new events include the Beer Festival, Indoor Games and a photographic exhibition. Many events return by popular demand and include the Fun Run, Feast Beast, Feast Bingo, Teddy Bear's Picnic, Feast Quizzes, Simply Delicious, Racenight, Wine Tasting and Last night of the Proms. All Feast events are organised by residents or village groups and raise money for a variety of charities.



THERE were four tables in play at the dominoes held on June 13. Winners were Mrs A Houghton, B Gillett, Mrs P Martin, F Tall and Mrs L Dewsbery; Highest Halves: Mrs G Faux and B Copping; Consolation: R Dewsbery; Draw: Mrs G Faux, A Bell, Mrs L Dewsbery and Mrs S Saberton.

Whist Drive

THERE were four tables in play at the whist drive held on June 16. Winners were K Cornwell, Mrs N Bean, Mrs A Houghton, A Bell and Mrs M Dewsbery; Highest Halves: Mrs L Dewsbery and F Tall; Most sixes: Mrs H Sturman; Consolation: Mrs B Synejko; Draw: K Cornwell, B Copping and F Tall.


Baptist Church

ON Sunday David Brown from Isleham visited.

Sunday: David Taylor will lead the worship at 10.30am.

St Andrew's Church

THE Revd Teresa Dixon was the celebrant on Sunday and Carol Taylor gave the sermon.

Sunday: Holy Communion at 10.30am when the Sunday school will meet. There will be cream teas from 3pm till 5pm. Village Festival week, with music on keyboard and saxophone, and Evensong at 6pm.

Tuesday: Holy Communion at 10am.

Wednesday: Morning Prayer at 9.30am.

Friday: Baby Café meets in the hall at 9.30am for arts, crafts, music and optional worship time, with mothers and carers.


St Peter's Church

PATRONAL Festival on Sunday at a Morning Service at 10am, followed by strawberry teas and a garden fete in the garden of The Grange, Church Lane, Wilburton from 2.30pm-3pm.

Many stalls. delicious teas and games for all the family.