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 (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, ketchup, noodles, rice. stock cubes, tinned puddings and tomatoes, edible custard, angel delights, jellies, tinned tuna, olive oil (500ml), long-life juice, cordial
Toiletries: washing powder, bags for life, nappies, soap, toilet roll, sanitary pads (not tampons)

Services — join us either in church or online

The church is open for public worship. On Sundays there are currently 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. Fromn Sunday 10th October these will be replaced by a Low Mass at 8am and a single, streamed Sung Mass at 10.30am.

Advance booking for services is no longer required, but you are asked to leave contact details on arrival. Congregational singing is now also permitted again.

During the week we continue our usual pattern of public services as below, with Evening Prayer streamed daily (except Friday) at 6pm and Mass streamed on Wednesday 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.

The church is also open for private prayer throughout the day.

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 Thursday at 8.20am.
Evening Prayer is said daily except Friday, at 6pm.
It is usually streamed live.

All these services take place in the body of the church to allow social distancing. Worshippers are asked to leave contact details on arrival 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. You may also wish to wear a face covering for additional protection to yourself and your neighbours, but this is now a matter for personal choice and no longer a legal requirement.

Resources

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