OUR King’s, Queen’s and International Scholars for 2021-22 were formally admitted at Ely Cathedral on November 26th.

The Dean of Ely, The Very Revd Mark Bonney; The Dean of Chichester, The Very Revd Stephen Waine; The Bishop of Ely, The Right Revd Stephen Conway; and our Scholars’ families were among a controlled number of guests who attended the Choral Evensong service.

Revd Mark Bonney and the Principal of King’s Ely, John Attwater, were on hand to install William Biggs, Benjamin Collier, Freddie Hills, Jonathan Iles, Ben Kittoe, Connor Marshall and Daniel Millard as King’s Scholars. Joseph Coppin is a King’s Scholar but was unable to attend the service.

Nia Baird, Alice O’Callaghan and Alice Wallace were installed as Queen’s Scholars. Lauren Peck is a Queen’s Scholar but was unable to attend the service.

Our International Scholars are Yi (Judy) Du and PiaoPiao Li.

King’s Scholars (boys) were inaugurated by Henry VIII in 1541 and Queen’s Scholars (girls) at the request of Queen Elizabeth II in 1973. The Scholarships are honorary positions, awarded annually on the basis of students’ GCSE results.

Scholars, who are all Year 12 students at King’s, become members of the Ely Cathedral Foundation, strengthening the special link between the school and the cathedral, and they also qualify for other privileges and appointments throughout the year.

Congratulations to our Scholars, thank you to everyone who was able to attend the service and thank you to Neil Porter-Thaw, Glen Dempsey and the Chapel Choir for singing at the service.

The service was livestreamed, so if you were unable to attend, you can watch it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AP4_3mOR5I

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