Little Saint Mary’s Church, Cambridge

Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Please note this important information about our 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 regular streamed services 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. Current requirements include: longlife milk and fruit juice, 500ml cooking oil, instant custard and tinned rice pudding.

Services — join us either in church or online

The church is open daily for both for public worship and private prayer. On Sundays there are now two public Masses. a short Low Mass at 8am and the High Mass at 10.30am, 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 Sunday liturgy is repeated on the following Wednesday at 7pm, which will be a Mass where face coverings are required and social distance observed, to provide a safe space for those who are vulnerable.

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. 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 10am and socially distanced at 7pm
  • Saturday 10am

Morning Prayer is offered from Monday to Thursday at 8.20am.
Evening Prayer is said daily except Friday, at 6pm.

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 are also recommended to wear a face covering if possible for additional protection to yourself and your neighbours, though this is now a matter for personal choice (except at the Wednesday evening Mass) and no longer a legal requirement.

Resources

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