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.
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.
Daily at noon
Online Sunday Worship
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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!