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Friends of Ely Cathedral

How To Help

The Friends of Ely Cathedral helps to keep members in touch with all that happens at the Cathedral

Friends of Ely Cathedral

The generosity of individual Friends by subscription, donation and legacy provides money for many gifts which enhance our beautiful and special Cathedral.
New members are always welcome.

In recent years The Friends has paid for Underfloor heating in The Lady Chapel, Provision of toilets adjacent to The Processional Way, A new computorised lighting system, Concert staging, Internal and external signboards, Admission desk at the West Door, The overhaul of the West Tower clock and the provision of an automatic winding system, Wooden stacking chairs, The 'Way of Life' Sculpture, the re-ordering of the East end of the Lady Chapel and the restoration of Cathedral monuments.

Our latest projects have been to pay for the upgrading of the Cathedral and Lady Chapel public address systems and the designing and development of the Cathedral's Website currently under construction.

Friends Evening - 4 April 2014

Further details about this event may be found here

Members receive:

  • A pass allowing free access to the Cathedral and Stained Glass Museum
  • An invitation to the Friends' Festival and Annual General Meeting 27 September 2014
  • Invitations to lectures, events, tours and outings
  • A copy of the Annual Yearbook

Membership Fees

We encourage people to Gift Aid their subscriptions and to pay by Standing Order where possible.

The following are the minimum fees for 2014

Annual Membership (Single) £15.00
Annual Membership (Joint) £25.00
Life Membership (Single) £200.00
Life Membership (Joint) £350.00
Corporate Membership (eg PCC) £20.00

How to enrol as a Friend

Follow this link to download the Friends' Membership Form:

and return the completed form to Sue Hunting at the address below.

Friends Notecard 2012
Friends Notecard



Friends Merchandise

Friends Notecards are now available. These quality blank cards feature a colourful photograph of the Cathedral, taken from the Bishop's Garden and are available from the Friends Office, or the Cathedral Shop, at 3.00 for 5. Click here.

If you have any queries or would like any further information about The Friends of Ely Cathedral please contact:

Mrs Sue Hunting
Friends' Officer,
The Chapter House,
The College,
Cambs CB7 4DL.
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)1353 660348

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