A University of Cambridge tradition since 1300
A University of Cambridge tradition since at least 1300, the Sermons Before the University challenge us to consider faith more thoughtfully.
University Sermons have inspired the Reformation, the Abolitionist movement, and more. Each year prominent women and men from many different traditions deliver Sermons on topics of particular interest to students. The services are very simple, last about an hour, and are open to all.
Upcoming University Sermons
In light of COVID-19 restrictions, University Sermons have had to be rescheduled. Please check this page again soon for the 2021 schedule
All sermons begin at 11.15am at the University Church, unless otherwise noted. Members of the University of Cambridge are asked by University statute to wear academical dress. Those present are invited to take refreshments with the preacher at Michaelhouse after the Sermon.