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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 [...]

No 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”

8 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

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

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

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