Little Saint Mary’s Church, Cambridge

LSM — open again for worship

Trinitytide 2020

Little St Mary's is now open for public worship on Sundays — we look forward to welcoming you back, but please see the important information below about booking to attend our services.

Until further notice there will be public Low Masses every Sunday at 8am, 9am and 12 noon.
The 10.30am live streamed Mass is not open to the public.

During the ongoing restoration and to maintain social distancing we can allow no more than 25 people at each of the three public Sunday Masses. To manage this safely, you will need to book your attendance by the previous Thursday.

On 23rd July the Church of England issued the following updated guidance:
We strongly advise that face coverings should be worn by all those attending a place of worship, including ministers, worshippers, staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors, where there may be other people present; remembering that they are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from coronavirus COVID-19 and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing.

You can read the full recommendations from the CofE here.

  • For your safety the church will be thoroughly cleaned between public services.
  • Hand sanitiser is provided at the entrance for your use on entering and leaving.
  • Please maintain a distance of 2m or 6 feet from anyone who is not a member of your own household, and follow the directions of the sidesfolk who will show you where you can sit.
  • Please take your service sheet home with you when you leave.

The church building is currently undergoing major renovations, so will be open only for these three Masses on Sundays and not at other times; but a number of other churches in the city have now reopened at certain times and will welcome you to pop in for individual prayer:

  • Great Saint Mary's is now open 12 noon to 4pm every day except Monday;
  • Saint Bene't's is open 12 noon to 4pm every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday;
  • Saint Botolph's is open 12 noon to 2pm every Tuesday, Friday & Saturday;
  • Saint Clement's (Bridge Street) is open 12 noon to 3pm from Monday to Friday;
  • Saint Giles (Chesterton Lane / Castle Street) is open 12 noon to 1pm from Monday to Saturday.

At LSM we also plan to reopen the churchyard garden from the third week in August, though access may have to be restricted at times because of the ongoing building works.

Morning & Evening Prayer and Mass will continue to be offered daily for and on behalf of the parish,
and some of these services are streamed live (you can also view them later) via our Facebook page:

  • Evening Prayer is usually streamed daily (except Fridays) at 6pm
  • Holy Mass (with a homily, cantor and organ music) is streamed every Sunday at 10.30am

You don't need a Facebook account to follow the streaming, but if you are registered for Facebook you will be able to give us feedback on our streamed events.

You can also offer Morning and Evening Prayer daily in your home using the readings given below:


Services in August

No streamed services until Saturday 9th August during the Vicar's holiday.
You can pray the Offices at home using the readings from the link above.

Saturday 1st August: Saint Peter in Chains (Lammas)

6pm Evening Prayer (streamed)

Sunday 2nd August: Trinity VIII

8am & 9am Low Masses
10.30 Mass with Hymns (streamed, no admission)
Introït 296 Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour vv.1,2,5
Communion 308 Thee we adore (all verses)
12 noon Low Mass; 6pm Evening Prayer (streamed, no admission)

Saturday 8th August: Saint Dominic

6pm Evening Prayer (streamed)

Sunday 9th August: Trinity IX

8am & 9am Low Masses
10.30 Mass with Hymns (streamed)
Hymn 200, Jesus call us o'er the tumult (all verses)
Hymn 278, Christ be with me (both verses)
12 noon Low Mass; 6pm Evening Prayer (streamed)

Monday 10th August: Saint Laurence

6pm Evening Prayer (streamed)

Tuesday 11th August: Saint Clare of Assisi

6pm Evening Prayer (streamed)

Wednesday 12th August: Feria

10am Low Mass; 6pm Evening Prayer (both streamed)

Thursday 13th August: Jeremy Taylor,  Bishop

6pm Evening Prayer (streamed)

Saturday 15th August: Feast of the Assumption of BVM

6pm First Evening Prayer of the Assumption (streamed)

Sunday 16th August: Patronal Feast of the Assumption (transferred)

8am & 9am Low Masses
10.30 Mass with Hymns (streamed, no admission)
12 noon Low Mass; 6pm Evening Prayer (streamed, no admission)

Monday 17th August: Feria

6pm Evening Prayer (streamed)

Tuesday 18th August: Feria of Requiem

6pm Evening Prayer (streamed)

Wednesday 19th August: Feria

10am Low Mass; 6pm Evening Prayer (both streamed)

Thursday 20th August: Saint Bernard, Abbot

6pm Evening Prayer (streamed)

Saturday 22nd August: Feria

6pm Evening Prayer (streamed)

Sunday 23rd August: Trinity XI

8am & 9am Low Masses
10.30 Mass with Hymns (streamed, no admission)
12 noon Low Mass; 6pm Evening Prayer (streamed, no admission)

Monday 24th August: Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle

6pm Evening Prayer (streamed)

Tuesday 25th August: Feria

6pm Evening Prayer (streamed)

Wednesday 26th August: Feria

10am Low Mass; 6pm Evening Prayer (both streamed)

Thursday 27th August: Saint Monica, Matron

6pm Evening Prayer (streamed)

Saturday 29th August: Decollation of Saint John Baptist

6pm Evening Prayer (streamed)

Sunday 30th August: Trinity XII

8am & 9am Low Masses
10.30 Mass with Hymns (streamed, no admission)
12 noon Low Mass; 6pm Evening Prayer (streamed, no admission)

Monday 31st August: Saint Aidan, Bishop

6pm Evening Prayer (streamed)