Lent & Easter 2022

Renew. Reflect. Refresh

The season of Lent doesn't need to be a time of despair. Come discover how our Christian spirituality provides Refreshment in a time of hardship, Reflection in a time of anxiety, Renewal in a time of uncertainty.  This Lent, come Renew, Reflect, and Refresh.

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Silence and Sacrament

Wednesdays from 12 noon

Join us on Wednesdays for a half hour of silent prayer at noon, in the St Andrew's chapel at Great St Mary's, followed by a 12.30pm spoken service of Holy Communion at the High Altar. Everyone is warmly welcome.

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Faith and the Fitz

Wednesdays 1pm in Michaelhouse

Come enjoy a vegetarian soup lunch in the chapel at Michaelhouse (on Trinity Street), as we explore 5 works of art from the Fitzwilliam Museum. 
These lunchtime talks run from 9 March to 6 April, and everyone is warmly welcome.

Contemplative Prayer

Tuesdays 7.30pm in Michaelhouse

Join us in Michaelhouse (and online, when WiFi permits) for a Lenten course on Contemplative Prayer, every Tuesday at 7.30pmin Lent. The Revd Jon Sanders will lead this time together to both discuss and to practice contemplative prayer.

Email us to learn more: clergy@gsm.cam.ac.uk

Candle in Hands
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Spiritual MOT Check

by appointment

You're invited to schedule a ‘spiritual MOT check’  with a member of the clergy team — a time to talk together about prayer, disciplines of prayer, self-evaluation, and reflection. To begin the conversation, drop us an email at clergy@gsm.cam.ac.uk

Morning and Night Prayer

Weekdays 9am & 9pm

Join us in church and online, Monday through Friday for Morning Prayer at 9am, and online for Night Prayer at 9pm. These services are a time for prayer and reading from Scripture, using the Church of England's Common Worship. 

Our Morning and Night services are live-streamed on Facebook at 9am & 9pm, and rebroadcast on our YouTube channel at 10am & 10pm.

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The 8 Words: A Jazz Passion

3 April at 5pm

Don't miss this year's University Church service for the Cambridge Festival , featuring the renowned Tim Boniface Quartet.

The Eight Words is an eight part suite based on the eight sayings of Jesus in the Passion according to St John.  Great St Mary’s is the perfect environment in which to hear this engaging and deeply expressive work - a fresh addition to the long history of music based on the Passion.

Part of the Cambridge Festival, tickets are required, available at http://8words.eventbrite.co.uk

Palm Sunday

10 April at 10am

A traditional Palm Sunday procession through the market square at 10am is followed by a reading of the Passion and a service of sung Holy Communion inside the church. Everyone is welcome to this service, which will also be livestreamed

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Maundy Thursday

14 April at 7pm

A beautiful choral service of sacrament and song, with foot-washing, the remembrance of the Last Supper and Holy Communion, followed by a vigil with the Sacrament in the St Andrew's Chapel

Good Friday

15 April, 12.30–3pm

"Preaching the Cross" — a series of meditations on the crucifiction, from the Revd Devin McLachlan — begins our Good Friday service, followed by the Passion Liturgy and then Communion from the Reserved Sacrament. Not sure what all these words mean? Don't worry - come experience Good Friday for yourself, in our church where all are welcome

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Easter Sunday

17 April

A joyful celebration of the great Day of Resurrection! Come join us as we remember God's good news with song, story, and sacrament.

•   5.30am Dawn Vigil

•   8am BCP Holy Communion

•   10am Choral Eucharist

•   11.30am Choral Mattins

•   5pm Choral Evensong