Little Saint Mary’s Church, Cambridge

Worship and Prayer at LSM

Passiontide 2020: Covid-19 arrangements


In accordance with advice from the Archbishops and HM Government, all public worship, meetings and events at LSM have been suspended, and churches are now closed even for private prayer.

Although the church buildings have been closed, the church herself never closes. Morning and Evening Prayer and daily Mass will still be offered for the parish from the vicarage at the usual regular times, and some of them are now being broadcast via our Facebook page.

Evening Prayer will be streamed every day at 6pm.
Mass will be streamed on Sunday at 10.30am and Wednesday at 10am.
Each service will also continue to be available on Facebook for later listening.

Please watch this space or Facebook for any special arrangements during Holy Week and the Easter Triduum.

An order of service for the coming Sundays is also available from the second link below, which you can follow at home or from wherever you are. It is suggested that if possible you use this at 10.30am (if you are not able to follow the live streaming) so that parishioners, though necessarily separated in location, can remain united in prayer. You can also offer Morning and Evening Prayer at home daily using the readings given below.

 

Palm Sunday 4th April (Lent VI) marks the beginning of Holy Week

10.30am Low Mass; 6pm Evening Prayer (both streamed via Facebook)

The following poem may help us to understand the concept of Spiritual Communion.
It was written while Mrs Browning was becalmed on a long sea voyage and so
unable to attend public worship.

"Although this Sabbath comes to me
Without the stolèd minister
Or chanting congregation,
God's Spirit brings communion—He
Who brooded soft on waters drear,
Creator on creation.

"He shall assist me to look higher,
Where keep the saints with harp and song
An endless Sabbath morning,
And on that sea commixed with fire
Oft drop their eyelids, raised too long
To the full Godhead's burning."  

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1839)