Little Saint Mary’s Church, Cambridge

Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Please note this important information about our latest plans for continuing services, both in church and online.

If you are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable you are strongly advised to stay at home at the present time, as recommended by current government guidelines. You can still follow our streamed services daily via our Facebook page, and there are links below to a variety of other resources for prayer and worship from home.

Foodbank donations

Donations for the Foodbank are especially needed at this time, and will be welcome if they can be brought to church at service times (or taken directly to foodbank collection points such as those at many supermarkets) but please do not leave them outside a locked church door! Current requirements include:
Food: instant coffee, tea bags, ketchup, dried noodles, rice. stock cubes, tinned puddings, angel delights, jellies, tinned tuna, olive oil (500ml), long-life juice, large ham (canned), pasta sauce, jam.
Toiletries: washing powder, bags for life.

Services — join us either in church or online

The church is open for public worship (with limited capacity, so for the Sunday Mass and for certain other special services booking is essential). On Sundays there are now two public Sung Masses at 9.30am and 11.30am, the latter streamed live via our Facebook channel (see the icon at the lower right of every page of this site) and also available to watch later. You do not need a Facebook account or to log in to see these broadcasts.

The hymns, psalm and music of the Mass (ordinary and propers) will be sung by cantors or a small choir, wwwith appropriate social distancing,  on behalf of the congregation. If you are following our streaming you are of course welcome to join in the singing from home!

During the week we continue our usual pattern of public services as below (with Evening Prayer streamed daily at 6pm and Mass streamed on Wednesdays at 10am). We have carried out a full risk assessment in accordance with the latest advice from the Church of England and guidance from the Health & Safety Executive, and our arrangements are kept under constant review with the latest version available via the link in this paragraph.

For the time being, where a festival day is normally marked by a High Mass (such as the Ascension, Corpus Christi and SS Peter & Paul)  we will have a Sung Mass (usually at 7pm on weekdays). Those feasts that normally have only a Sung Mass will instead have only the Low Mass of the day at the usual weekday times. The 7pm Low Mass on Wednesday is also in abeyance.

Mass and daily Offices will be contunue to be offered in church throughout the week.
Please note that the church is not currently open for private prayer outside these service times.

Daily Masses are at the following times:

  • Monday & Friday 12.30pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday 7.45am
  • Wednesday (live streamed) & Saturday 10am

Morning Prayer is offered from Monday to Friday at 8.20am
Evening Prayer is said daily, including Saturdays and Sundays, at 6pm.
It is usually streamed live.

All these services take place in the body of the church to allow social distancing. Advance booking is not necessary on most occasions, but face coverings must by law be worn where this is possible for you. Worshippers are asked to leave contact details or log in using the NHS Covid-19 App. Hand sanitiser is provided at the entrance to church and you are encouraged to use this. Hand washing facilities are also available on request.

Resources for Isolation

You can offer Morning and Evening Prayer daily using the readings given below: