Little Saint Mary’s Church, Cambridge

How to Find us

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Little Saint Mary’s is wonderfully located in the very centre of the historic city of Cambridge, on the corner of Trumpington Street and Little St Mary’s Lane. It is next door to Peterhouse, and directly opposite Pembroke College.

The church has neither tower nor spire, but the tower of our friends and next-door neighbours at Emmanuel United Reformed Church, just across the lane, provides a conspicuous landmark.



Our address is:

Little St Mary’s Church
Trumpington Street

The telephone number of the Parish Office is 01223 366202 (+44 1223 366202 if calling from abroad)
and the email address to ensure a prompt response to all general enquiries is 

Our coordinates for Satellite Navigation are:

Latitude 52°12'04" North = +52°12.07 = +52.2011°
Longitude 0°7'05" East  = +0°7.08' = +0.1181°
GB National Grid Reference TL 4485 5799
Postcode CB2 1QG

Location maps

Getting to LSM

  • On foot or by cycle — we are only a few minutes away from the market square, most of the old colleges and the river. If you are cycling, please leave your bicycle inside the churchyard and lock it securely (removing all detachable accessories such as lights and pumps) as there have been a number of thefts recently.  The church cannot be held responsible for any such losses.  Please also note that cycles left outside the railings can cause an obstruction in the narrow lane and are liable to be removed by the City Council. 
  • Parking signParking — click on the blue P sign for more information, or see the links at the foot of this page — LSM has no car park, so except for holders of disabled parking permits (“Blue Badges”) the nearest parking is in Trumpington Street, on the east side outside the Judge Institute or on the west outside St Catharine's College, both a 5-minute walk from the church. Pay and Display parking operates between 8:30am and 6:30pm every day including Sunday. Outside these hours, and on Bank Holidays, parking is free and there is additional (but still limited) space outside the Fitzwilliam Museum. The nearest public car park is at the Grand Arcade, ten minutes’ walk away and signposted from all roads into the city. There is also payable parking at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Granta Place (which must be accessed via Mill Lane, not by Little St Mary's Lane). However, all these options can be expensive for all but the briefest visits, and there can be long traffic queues in the access roads, particularly at weekends — so if you are driving from outside Cambridge we strongly recommend using the ...
  • Park & Ride service — there are two routes serving the church directly.  The blue bus from the Trumpington P&R site (near M11 Junction 11 and the A10 from the south) stops outside the Fitzwilliam Museum in Trumpington Street; walk ahead 5 minutes from the stop to reach the church, and to return to your car catch the bus from the same stop - it runs on a circular route - or at Downing Street in the city centre, outside John Lewis and 10 minutes from the church.  After 6:30pm the bus will stop on request directly outside the church.  The Whippet Route U (Universal) bus from Eddington via the Madingley Road P&R (near M11 Junction 13 from the south and A428 from the west) stops opposite or outside LSM.  
  • By bus — apart from the buses mentioned above, most local services stop at Drummer Street or nearby in the city centre, about 10 minutes’ walk from LSM. The terminal for long-distance coaches, from London, Norwich, Bedford, Oxford and other cities, is a bit further away at Parkside, but many of these routes also call at the Park & Ride sites
  • By train — the Cambridge Central station is about 25 minutes on foot, or 10 minutes by cycle from LSM. Whippet bus route U operates every 15-30 minutes until early evening from stop 8 outside the station to Trumpington Street directly outside LSM, the journey taking less than 10 minutes. Other buses run regularly between the station and the city centre and taxis are also available.
    A frequent bus service (route 2 or D) also operates into the city centre from the Cambridge North station, which may be convenient for travellers from Norwich and Ely.

For comprehensive information on public transport and parking in Cambridge please see the County Council's Travel & Parking and the City Council's Cambridge Parking web pages.