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On one of the walls just inside the entrance to Ely Cathedral there is a large modern sculpture of a cross.

On the North West Transept wall there is a magnificent sculpture called ‘The Way of Life‘ by Jonathan Clarke. One of three sculptures specially commissioned for the millennium, Jonathan Clarke’s The Way of Life is made [...]

1 Comment CherryPie on Dec 10th 2018

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Bishop John Alcock was successively Lord Chancellor, Lord President of Wales and the Comptroller of the Royal Works and Buildings to King Henry VII. He was a generous benefactor to the University of Cambridge – he gave manuscripts to Peterhouse College and founded Jesus College, and was the builder of the main part of the [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Dec 3rd 2018

The pulpit is the place where, every Sunday, the preacher uses the Bible readings to explain the Christian faith and to apply it our lives today.*

The modern sculpture above the pulpit, ‘Christ in Majesty’ by Peter Ball is carved from oak and covered in copper, brass & gold leaf. It reminds us that the responsibility [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Dec 1st 2018

Due to low light levels in early November these photos are not the best quality. Despite this I hope you enjoy my views the octagon.

22 Comments CherryPie on Nov 29th 2018

Nicholas West was Bishop of Ely between 1515 – 1534:

Although in his undergraduate days he had a reputation as a trouble maker, Nicholas West made good. He was employed by King Henry VII as his Chaplain, and by King Henry VIII as a diplomatic envoy, until he took up the cause of Queen Catherine and [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 28th 2018

Etheldreda (Æthelthryth, Ediltrudis, Audrey) (d.679), queen, foundress and abbess of Ely. She was the daughter of Anna, king of East Anglia, and was born, probably, at Exning, near Newmarket in Suffolk. At an early age she was married (c.652) to Tondberht, ealdorman of the South Gyrwas, but she remained a virgin. On his death, c.655, [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Nov 27th 2018

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