Little Saint Mary’s Church, Cambridge

Poetry reading for St Cyprian's, Sharpeville

Thursday 28th January

Please join us for an evening of sponsored poetry reading on the themes of love, Christian charity and giving.

    • Date: Thursday 28th January 2021
    • Time: 7pm–8pm GMT (9–10pm in South Africa)
    • Where: on Zoom (where else?)
    • Who and Why: Mary Ward and Jeremy Musson (of the LSM Social Responsibility & Justice Group) have organised a special online LSM event of sponsored poetry readings by members of the LSM community – drawn from clergy, choir, churchwardens and congregation – to raise funds for the work of our sister church of
      St Cyprian's, Sharpeville:
    • To help with groceries, blankets and clothes supplied to the needy in these difficult times;
    • To help with their work with "child-headed families";
    • To support the costs of the church and its mission, and to help with the maintenance and furnishing of the Sunday School building (The Little St Mary's Building)

LSM Sunday School in Sharpeville ZA


The readers include Fr Robert, Matthew Fairhurst, Mary Ward (joining us from Cape Town), Steve Siddall, Heidi Thomas, Fiona Blake, Charles Moseley Geoffrey Howe and Kate Shield, all introduced and compèred by Jeremy Musson. The event promises to be a memorable experience – and a first for LSM. Poems by William Shakespeare, John Donne, George Herbert, Christina Georgina Rossetti, Thomas Hardy, Anne Ridler, Ingrid Jonker and Edgar Guest. We will also be joined by Fr David Mahlonoko, Rector of St Cyprian's, direct from Sharpeville.

In these difficult times, when we cannot be together, we can offer this only as an online event via Zoom, but we warmly invite you all to join us if you can.

Each reader has sought sponsorship individually, and all sponsors will be sent a link for the Zoom event. Anyone from LSM (and friends) is welcome to join us as audience: please email to receive a link to the Zoom event. You are encouraged either to contact one of the named readers to sponsor direct, or if you prefer, in the email to Jeremy offer to make a small donation direct to the St Cyprian's Fund via the PCC treasurer, and with the link Jeremy will share the details of how to make a donation.


But everyone is welcome, donation or not!