Ely Cathedral

Thousands of visitors come to Ely Cathedral each year, from all over the world. Few are ever disappointed, for there is something here for everyone.

Lovers of architecture will rejoice in the many different styles, blending to make the whole. History abounds around every corner, and the beauty created by artists in wood, stone and glass is everywhere.

Venue Type:

Sacred space

Opening hours

Cathedral Opening Times

Summer: 7.00am-6.30pm

Winter: 7.00am-6.30pm (Monday-Saturday)
7.00am-5.30pm (Sunday)

Cathedral Services

Sundays: 8.15am, 10.30am and 4.00pm

Weekdays: 7.40am, 8.00am, 12.10pm (Thursdays and Saints' Days) and 5.30pm

Admission charges

Admission including guided tour *
Adults: £7.00
Concessions: £6.00

Admission + Octagon Tower **

Concessions: £12.00

Admission + West Tower **

Adults: £13

Combined Ticket Admission, Ground Floor Tour *
+ Stained Glass Museum

Concessions: £8.50

Octagon Tower or West Tower Sunday Rate as
no admission is charged


Stained Glass Museum only

Concessions: £3.00

The Total Experience Admission, Ground Floor Tour *,
Stained Glass Museum, Octagon or West Tower Tour **
+ Tea/Coffee in the Refectory

Concessions: £14.50

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Over There

  • 28 June 2018 7:30-9:30pm

Music Celebrations International presents

Over There

in Coventry Cathedral
on Thursday 28 June 2018
at 7.30pm
Featuring The American Festival Chorus in a programme of music to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I, including:

Michael Porter Over There (special commission)
Michael Porter A Pioneer Suite
Cole Porter You do Something to Me
George M Cohan The Big Three
Ralph Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem (excerpts)
Carl Orff Choruses from Carmina Burana
Gustav Holst I Vow to thee my Country
Mack Wilberg Let Peace then Still the Strife
Arr Peter Wilhousky The Battle Hymn of the Republic

With Craig Jessop, Conductor

In aid of Coventry Cathedral

Tickets £10 or £8 (concessions)
Available from Coventry Cathedral Box Office, email events@coventrycathedral.org.uk, online from buytickets.at/coventrycathedral.org or on the door

Coventry Cathedral welcomes The American Festival Chorus and its conductor, Craig Jessop, in Over There, a concert to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1. Their delightful programme features Over There, a special commission by the American composer and trombonist Michael Davis, and a selection of traditional, twentieth century and modern songs from both sides of the Atlantic, dedicated to world peace. These include Cole Porter’s You do Something to Me, choruses from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Gustav Holst’s I vow to thee my Country, excerpts from Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem and Michael Davis’s haunting A Pioneer Suite.

The American Festival Chorus is one of the leading artistic voices in the North Western USA. It brings together more than 200 singers from a 90-mile radius, including talented singers from the community and local universities, who perform a varied, rich, and vibrant musical repertoire ranging from masterworks, opera and pops, to gospel, American folk and Christmas music.

The chorus was founded by Dr. Craig Jessop, a distinguished academic and conductor who made his name as music director of the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Tickets cost £10 or £8 (concessions) and are available from Coventry Cathedral Box Office, email events@coventrycathedral.org.uk, online from buytickets.at/coventrycathedral.org or on the door

Suitable for

  • Any age


Coventry Cathedral
Priory Street


£10, £8 (concessions)


A Celebration of Peace

  • 4 July 2018 7:30-9:30pm

Music Celebrations International presents

A Celebration of Peace

in Ely Cathedral
on Wednesday 4th July 2018
at 7.30pm
Featuring a chorus of 250 from across the United States of America, singing music by Ralph Vaughan Williams:

Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Dona Nobis Pacem
Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus
Sancta Civitas

With the East Anglia Chamber Orchestra
Stephen Cleobury and Craig Jessop, Conductors

In aid of Ely Cathedral

One hundred years after the end of World War I, a massed choir of 250 singers from across the United States comes together on American Independence Day to perform a Celebration of Peace with the East Anglia Chamber Orchestra, under the batons of Stephen Cleobury (Kings College, Cambridge) and Craig Jessop (former director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir). This unique concert will include Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, Dona Nobis Pacem, Sancta Civitas, 5 variants on Dives and Lazarus, and other works by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Premium tickets cost £15, including preferential reserved seating and a glass of wine during the interval.
Other tickets £10 (unreserved). Concessions £8 in £10 seats.

Available from:
Ely Cathedral Box Office 01353 660349

Suitable for

  • Any age


£15, £10, £8 (concessions)



Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Ely Cathedral Roadshow


This is a new enterprise to help schools that are unable to bring their pupils on a visit to Ely Cathedral. We offer a half-day learning experience in your own school which gives a flavour of what a visit to the site would provide, and might encourage children to bring their parents to visit the Cathedral.
We give a guided tour of the Cathedral via a PowerPoint presentation. Schools can then choose from the following activities, which each last for around 30 minutes:
The Cathedral building; St Etheldreda; A Benedictine monk’s life; Pilgrimage; People in the Cathedral.

How to obtain

The visit costs £50 plus travel expenses. For details and to book, please contact Education Officer Jan Munt on 01353 659668 or education.officer@cathedral.ely.anglican.org.

Ely Cathedral
The Gallery






01353 667735


01353 665658

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