Great St Mary's

The University Church, Cambridge


Great St Mary's

The University Church, Cambridge

Great St Mary's is an open and inclusive Christian community in pursuit of Truth.
The University Church since 1209, we are a spiritual home for the University and the City of Cambridge, and a Church of England parish in the Diocese of Ely. We'd love to hear from you — just click on the 'Contact Us' button below.


Great St Mary's is open daily except Mondays, from 11am to 5pm, including our shop and tower, with tickets for sale to the best view in Cambridge.

And don't forget to experience our wonderful café and medieval chapel on Trinity Street, Michaelhouse, open Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 5pm.

Scroll down to find out about our worship, both online and in the church.


You can be part of our worshipping family in person or online: here's how.

A Church of England parish church, and the University Church for the University of Cambridge, Great St Mary's is a spiritual home for many in Cambridge. Our worship life is rich and vibrant, drawing on traditional liturgical worship in a progressive, welcoming environment of prayer, music, and peace.

We hold services in our church building on Sundays at 8am (BCP Communion), 10.30am (Eucharist with choir), and 4pm (Choral Evensong).

And join us online at 9.30am Sundays on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and at 9am & 9pm weekdays on Facebook, rebroadcasting at 10am &10pm weekdays on YouTube.

Be sure to visit our Worship page to learn more, including about special worship services.

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Lectio Divina at Westcott House via Zoom
Children Praying

In church at:

8am (BCP Communion)

10.30am (Holy Eucharist with choir)

4pm (Choral Evensong)

We're also streaming Sunday morning worship with hymns at 9.30am via Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Monday through Friday we're streaming Morning Prayer at 9am and Night Prayer at 9pm on Facebook (and at 10am & 10pm on Twitter and YouTube).

Our ministry for infants and toddlers, The Ark, meets on Zoom every Tuesday. Please contact us to find out more. 

We're re-designing our Children's ministry offerings to be COVID-19 safe; stay tuned to learn more!


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Blog & Sunday Services

Scroll down to read reflections from our vicar, as well as videos from our online Sunday worship



Great St Mary's strives to be a welcoming and safe community for all, including children and vulnerable adults. Our Safeguarding Officer is Dr Julie Crockford, whose contact details, along with further safeguarding information can be found here.


Office: 01223 747273

• Café: 01223 693216

The University Church, Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PQ, UK

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