Worship During Lockdown

During the current National Lockdown, our buildings are currently closed, including both Michaelhouse and Great St Mary's, and our worship is online.

The church is not a building but a community, and although public worship in our buildings is suspended, our life of prayer and our online worship will continue as normal.

Posted 07/01/21



at Great St Mary's, the University Church, Cambridge

Worship lies at the heart of Christian life. It is in worship that we express our theology and define our identity. It is through encountering God within worship that we are formed, and transformed, as God’s people. Whether you're seeking to deepen your faith or are just curious about Christianity, you're invited to join us in worship.

We pray daily for the world, this city, the University, and our city. Download our prayer diary to join us in this ministry.

Daily prayer on Weekdays

Monday — Friday

9am & 9pm

Join us online Monday through Friday for Morning Prayer and Night Prayer. Led by our ministry team, these spoken 20 minute services are a time for prayer and reading from Scripture, using the Church of England's Common Worship. Our services are live-streamed on Facebook at 9am & 9pm, and rebroadcast on our YouTube channel at 10am & 10pm.

Download the Morning Prayer Order of Service and Night Prayer Order of Service.  These service books change seasonally.

Midday Prayer

Daily at noon 

Join us online at 12 noon each day for midday prayer. Streaming on Facebook, Twitter, and  our YouTube channel.

Online Sunday Worship

9.30am Online

We're streaming a special online worship service every Sunday at 9.30am, over Facebook and on YouTube. These services, alternating between Holy Communion and Mattins, include hymns, pipe organ and choral music, a sermon, and Bible readings.


8pm Sundays, during Term

On Sundays join us at 8pm for HeartsEase, with the Cambridge Student Christian Movement. Learn more about this inclusive Christian community of students and young people in Cambridge at the Cambridge SCM website.

The Ark

Tuesdays at 10.30am

The Ark is a worship service for infants and toddlers and their carers. We've moved to Zoom during lockdown, but we'd love to hear from you. For safeguarding reasons we don't post the Zoom link online, but do be in touch with us to learn more, at childrensministry@gsm.cam.ac.uk

Weekly Bible Study

Thursdays at 5pm

We're meeting every Thursday at 5pm for online Bible Study, exploring the Gospel reading for the upcoming Sunday. This year we're particularly focusing on the Gospel of St Mark. Drop us an email to receive this week's Zoom link!

Small Groups


We have several small groups meeting weekly, over Zoom when we can't meet in person. These groups are great places to bring your curiosity and questions as we explore faith together. Email us to find out more!


Office: 01223 747273

• Café: 01223 693216

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

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