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Our Christian ethos enables a strong sense of community through learning, love and leadership for our children and families, of all faiths and none.

Our Christian vision is the rock on which our values stand, enabling all children to flourish.

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I have come so you so you may have life in all its fullness.” John 10:10

News from our Diocese…

Advent is the season for getting ready as we look to the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day and celebrate with our families and friends both far and away.

The season of Advent starts on November 28th and continues until Christmas Day. In our church schools we plan so much for Christmas, we celebrate in many ways, from Nativity plays to Christmas productions, from carols and Christmas songs to gifts and presents.

Before we dive deep into Christmas, take time to step back and think about what it all means for us as Christians in the season of Advent.

The resources below will help with ideas and resources.

See download links below…

An Angel Just Like Me is a book by Mary Hoffman and the Diocese of Portsmouth have created some resources for Christmas and Advent using the book as a way of celebrating Christmas, but also as a vehicle for asking deeper questions and embracing a whole host of curricular links to focus on inclusion and representation.

This is available from ‘Ely Ed’ below….

An Angel Just Like Me – view, print or download the PowerPoint here

An Angel Just Like Me – view, print or download the .pdf booklet here

Our Acts of Worship for this Autumn Term 2021/22 have good ideas too and are linked to the church readings for each week. See more here

The Governors of Cherry Hinton C of E Primary and Nursery are looking to recruit a Clerk to the Governing body and a Business Manager

See our vacancies page for more details

Remembrance and Armistice Day November 11th

This year we remember many who have worked over the years to keep us safe. We include those who have fought in wars and in battles, those who have lost their lives and those who have been injured. In 2021 we also remember those who have died as a result of the virus Covid19, those in our schools and those in our parishes.

For our schools there are Collective Worship materials from the Royal British Legion to help us give thanks for those who protect us and keep us safe.

Remembering those we have lost…

See the resources on the Royal British Legion website.

The Archbishop of York Youth Trust has two free twilight webinars available.

See more details below…

Education Sunday, which is 12th September 2021 is a day of prayer and celebration for all those involved in education.

For us this may be a time to praise God for the schools in our parishes, and to pray for teachers and students. The homily has been written by the Revd Sue Martin, Bishop’s Officer for School’s Mission…

Every step of our lives is involved in learning. Every day, every waking minute, wherever we are, and however old we may be, we are still learning. Education is the key! It is the key to our understanding, the foothold on which our ‘ladder of life’ is based. It fills our minds to grow, our hearts to understand and our souls to be refreshed. We all have a part to play in education, whether in our own lives or for our families.

Please follow the links to the full homily, prayers, hymns and resources as below.

The full Homily in pdf format – see more here.

The Diocese Sunday Morning resources web page – see more here.

New School ‘Lost Words’ Library an Inspiration for Wilburton Primary School

Children at Wilburton Primary have been enjoying their beautiful new school library, packed with lots of new and exciting fiction and non-fiction books.  The library is filled with images and wall murals taken from The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, and stacked with new books donated or granted to us.

Reading in The Lost Words library at Wilburton C of E Primary School

Further information on News and Events page of this wonderful initiative

Prayers for Hope from two of our schools

Dear Father,

Help us to share the hope in our hearts with one another. Enable us to give hope to others through Your work amongst us. May our land flourish by the preaching of Your name. In Jesus name. Amen

From Mepal and Witcham C of E Primary School – A prayer as part of their Giving Hope Passports

Dear God, Thank you for our NHS and for helping us through these rough times.

Help us to stay happy and healthy and to look after each other… We are hopeful that things return to normal soon. Please bless everyone with light and peace.


From Gt Gidding C of E Primary School – as part of their response to Bishop Stephen’s Lent Challenge

Artwork from William de Yaxley c of E Primary School for Bishop Stephen’s Lent Challenge Hope and a Future…

News from Isleham

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‘A patient’s journey through the NHS’ – Isleham C of E Primary pupils scoop first prize in regional Health Education England careers contest.

Abigail Jones and Ophelia Finlay from Isleham have been named the East of
England regional winners in an annual contest designed to bring awareness to the
range of roles within the NHS, and help encourage young people consider a career
in the sector.

11 year-olds Abigail and Ophelia, pupils at Isleham C of E Primary School, created
a video animation of a drawing showing a patient’s ‘journey’ through the NHS.
The incredibly detailed video showcases the various roles and departments in the
NHS, and how they link into patient care.

See the full story, images, video and Press Release on our News and Events page

Latest vacancies in the Diocese

Deputy Director of Education
The Diocese of Ely are seeking a proactive individual to operationally manage the delivery of the Diocese of Ely Department for Education. The successful candidate will work alongside the Deputy Director for Mission and Ministry to strengthen community mission, and to further integrate Church school provision within the community mission of our parishes.

Deputy Director of Mission & Ministry
The Diocese of Ely are seeking a proactive individual to lead, inspire and manage the priorities, workstreams and staff of the Diocesan Department of Mission and Ministry. The successful candidate will support the Diocesan Strategy Ely2025: People Fully Alive – A Strategy for Growth, working alongside the Deputy Director for Education to further integrate Church school provision within the community mission of our parishes.

Development Officer – Young People and Their Families
The Diocese of Ely are seeking a proactive individual to be an Enabler for parishes in the Ely Diocese – to support the envisioning, initiation and development of appropriate worship and nurture programmes for young people and their families.

See our Vacancies Page for full details...

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