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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.

 

We'd love to hear from you. And if you want to be the first to know what's happening, sign up for our regular newsletter.

We have vacancies for an Associate Vicar and a Children's and Youth Minister - further information here 

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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 late afternoon, and weekdays at 9am. 

Everybody is welcome at all our groups and services. For further information, especially about the groups, please email the GSM Office at office@gsm.cam.ac.uk

 

Wednesday 10th April

  • 9.00am                                   Morning Prayer

  • 12.30pm                                  Holy Communion in GSM

Thursday 11th April 

  • 9.00am                                   Morning Prayer

  • 10.30am                                  Chat-Play-Sing in Michaelhouse

Friday 12th April 

  • 9.00am                                   Morning Prayer 

  • 1.00pm                                    Free Lunchtime Concert in GSM

Saturday 13th April 

  • 9.30am                                  Women's breakfast in Michaelhouse 

Sunday 14th April 

  • 8.00am                                   BCP Holy Communion

  • 10.00am                                  Choral Eucharist and Children's Church

  • 5.00pm                                   Choral Evensong

Monday 15th April

  • 9.00am                                   Morning Prayer

  • 12.00pm                                  Christian Meditation, followed by soup in Michaelhouse

Tuesday 16th April

  • 9.00am                                   Morning Prayer

  • 10.30am                                  The Ark in Michaelhouse

Wednesday 17th April

  • 9.00am                                   Morning Prayer

  • 12.30pm                                  Holy Communion in GSM

  • 5.15pm                                    Choral Evensong

Thursday 18th April 

  • 9.00am                                   Morning Prayer

  • 10.30am                                  Chat-Play-Sing in Michaelhouse

Friday 19th April 

  • 9.00am                                   Morning Prayer 

  • 1.00pm                                    Free Lunchtime Concert in GSM

Saturday 20th April 

  • 9.00am                                  Men's Communion and breakfast in Michaelhouse 

  • 1.00pm                                   Friends of Michaelhouse free concert in Michaelhouse 

Sunday 21st April 

  • 8.00am                                   BCP Holy Communion

  • 10.00am                                  Choral Eucharist and Children's Church

  • 5.00pm                                   Choral Evensong

Coming Up at Great St Mary's
10th to 21st April

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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 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 10.00am to 5.00pm (last tower ticket at 4.30pm), 12 noon to 4pm on Sunday (last tower ticket at 3.15pm) — click here for hours and further details.​

 

Photo by Martin Bond, A Cambridge Diary

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.

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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:

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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.

The café is open seven days a week, with both indoor and outdoor dining. We're located on Trinity Street, near Gonville & Caius College. Hours are posted michaelhousecafe.com.

We gratefully acknowledge the grant we have received from the Amey Community Fund (part of the Landfill Communities Fund) which has contributed towards the cost of renovation of the chancel floor.


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