Worship and Prayer
Welcome to the worship and prayer section of our website. Worship is a meeting between God and his people. It is at the heart of our faith. Perhaps you are a visitor or a new member and want to know a little more about worship in the Church of England. Or, perhaps you have been an Anglican for a long time, but want to know more about our customs and traditions in the Diocese of Ely.
Praxis training day hosted by the Bishop of Ely
Monday 28 January 2013, 9.45am - 3.30pm at Bar Hill Church Centre
Keynote speakers are The Revd Dr Anders Bergquist member of the Liturgical Commission) and Gill Ambrose (editor of Roots and Praxis News of Worship)
Topics and workshops will include:
- Resources for Eucharistic worship
- Seasons and festivals
- Symbols, signs and signing
- Music in worship
- Making All Age worship work
£10 Praxis affiliates; £15 non-affiliates. Download and return booking form/flyer to secure a place.
Two new eucharistic prayers for occasions when a number of children are present at the eucharist have recently been approved. On Monday 28th January 2013, a panel of experts in worship, children’s work and parish practice will present the new prayers, showing how they may be most effectively used. This event is sponsored by Praxis East and will be an opportunity to discover the new material and to exchange ideas with colleagues. If you are a licensed priest in the Diocese of Ely, you will be able to claim the cost of this event from your CME allocation.
Here are a few links to help you find out more about taking part in public worship, the biblical basis for our services, understanding the sacraments and the use of music in worship.
Here are a few links to help you find out more about the biblical basis for Christian prayer, suggest a few useful prayers and introduce you to our daily prayer calendar.
Here you will find useful resources for spirituality Quiet Days and Retreats and also Spiritual Accompaniment, having someone alongside you as you explore your relationship with God.
It also includes information on the Simieon Centre for Prayers based in Ridley Hall, Cambridge.
This section of the website is concerned with the ministry of healing and wholeness.
Music education and training in the diocese is overseen by the Ely RSCM Committee (Royal School of Church Music).
Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals
The Church of England helps to celebrate and commemorate many of the milestones on the journey through life; these include weddings, funerals, and also baptism and confirmation services. If you wish to find out more about these, the first step is to contact either your local parish priest, or a Church of England chaplain. They will be able to tell you more and arrange for a meeting if you then wish to take things further.
Ely Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers