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The Order of St. Etheldreda

How To Help

The Order of St. Etheldreda is the fundraising arm of Ely Cathedral Trust. It is named after the founder of the monastery that occupied the site of Ely Cathedral c673AD.

Under the patronage of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, the Order was established in 1992 to build on the work of the major Appeal for urgent restoration work which was launched in 1986. £12 million was raised enabling successful renovation of the fabric of the Cathedral. However the latest Quinquennial report identifies over 5 million of work still to be completed. Our aim is to raise enough money to preserve this national treasure whilst creating an environment in which the tradition of choral music will flourish and grow.

Saint Etheldreda

You can become a Member of The Order of St. Etheldreda for £500 a year. Larger monthly donations, as well as regular annual payments, gifts for a specific purpose, single lifetime gifts, and legacies, are gratefully received. As a Member, you will receive invitations to concerts, exhibitions, lectures, dinners and social evenings, in addition to priority seating at popular Cathedral events.

Without the active support of The Order Members, many of our renovation projects and musical aspirations will be delayed, if not abandoned to the long term detriment of the Cathedral.

Recent projects supported by the Order include:

  • Sponsorship of Choristers
  • General contribution to music costs
  • Major restoration of the Organ
  • Repair of N transept fabric and windows in N Nave Aisle
  • Repair of stone work
  • Renovation of Baroque Angels
  • Upgrading of Visitor Facilities
  • Contribution to Education Department

Ely Cathedral is the only UK building to be listed as one of the Seven Medieval Wonders of the World. Please help us to support this building and to ensure the preservation of its choral, tradition for future generations, so they too may have the opportunity to worship, admire and enjoy this glorious heritage.

Forthcoming Events


Members of The Council of the Order of St. Etheldreda

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG KT - Patron
Sir Michael Marshall CBE DL - Vice Patron
The Lord Fairhaven JP DL - Vice Patron
Mr Hugh Duberly CBE, Lord Lieutenant - Chairman
Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey Bt
Sir David Harrison
The Very Rev'd Mark Bonney
The Rev'd Canon David Pritchard
Mr Charles Rawlinson MBE
Dr Peter Dawe OBE
Mr Robert Stopford
Mrs Sue Freestone
Mr Tom Green DL
Mrs Penny Walkinshaw
Mr Stephen Bourne

Contact Us

Coralie Green - 01353 660363
Linda Joel - 01353 660310

The Order of St. Etheldreda.
The Chapter House
The College
Registered charity, No 264803