Great St Mary's
The University Church, Cambridge
Great St Mary's is an open and inclusive Christian community in pursuit of Truth. Our foundations were laid in 1010, and we have been the University Church since 1209. We are a spiritual home for the University and the City of Cambridge, a Church of England parish in the Diocese of Ely, and a destination for visitors from around the world. We are also a Living Wage Employer, and a Silver-Award Eco Church.
A house of prayer for all people
Great St Mary's offers opportunities for prayer and worship, from quiet spoken services to liturgies with traditional choral music and pipe organ. Whether you're just curious about Christianity, or ready to join us on our journey of faith, learn more about our life of prayer.
We've sevices in church and online daily, including Sunday services at 8am, 10am and 5pm, and weekdays at 9am.
Worship This Week
Sunday 25 September: Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
8am BCP Holy Communion
10am Sung Eucharist (Children's Church in Michaelhouse)
11am Bicycle Blessing in the churchyard, with coffee and cakes
5pm Choral Evensong
Monday to Friday
9am Morning Prayer
10.30am The Ark (Children's Holy Communion, in Michaelhouse)
12.30pm Holy Communion
The church at the heart of Cambridge
Come visit Great St Mary's — to say a prayer in our medieval church, to climb to the top of our our world-famous Tower, browse our gift shop, and dine at our award-winning Michaelhouse Café. We'd love to see you.
We are open daily from 10am (noon on Sunday) to 6pm — click here for hours and further details.
Sing and make music! (Psalm 57.7)
With five choirs, two pipe organs, thirteen bells, and an orchestra, the University Church is home to a wide range of music — as well as one of the largest performance spaces in Cambridge. Whether you want to audition for a choir or come to a concert, visit our music page to learn more.
A community in pursuit of Truth
Since 1209, Great St Mary's has been the University Church for the University of Cambridge. Learn more about our student ministries, University Sermons, small groups and bible studies:
Dine with Us
Michaelhouse Café and Chapel
Michaelhouse is home to our award-wining Michaelhouse Café, as well as art exhibitions, meeting rooms, and our medieval chapel. Come on by for a cup of coffee, a delicious meal, or a quiet space to meditate.
Most weeks the Café is open Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 12noon-4pm, with both indoor and outdoor dining. Hot food is served until 3pm. We're located on Trinity Street, near Gonville & Caius College
Whether it's our daily online worship, our weekly newsletter, pictures from the marketplace or more, you'll find plenty on our social media streams @GreatStMarys, on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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