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The Processional Way replaces a medieval passageway that pilgrims used to pass from the shrine of St Etheldreda to the Lady Chapel. It was dedicated in the year 2000, and is the first substantial addition to the Cathedral since the fifteenth century. The dedication is recorded in a stone slab set in the floor.

This processional [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Dec 12th 2018

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 [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Dec 10th 2018

There is a silence into which the world cannot intrude. There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost.
From ” A course in Miracles” as quoted in “… And Wisdom Comes Quietly”

10 Comments CherryPie on Dec 9th 2018

An inscription at the bottom says : In honour and memory of the members of 2,3,8 and 100 Groups who served in the Ely district during the second world war, 1939 to 1945. The outer panels show aircrew and airman figures, between them are Archangel Michael and St. George. Below these are the badges of the [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 8th 2018

20 Comments CherryPie on Dec 5th 2018

This sculpture by David Wynne shows the moment when Mary recognises Jesus on the morning of his resurrection.
A sign next to the sculpture states that the figures are so thin it is as though everything has been stripped from them except the core of their being.

Jesus said: ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ Supposing him to [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Dec 4th 2018

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

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