Little Saint Mary’s Church, Cambridge

Worship at LSM

Seven whole days, not one in seven, I will praise Thee - George Herbert

The daily offices of Morning and Evening Prayer and the Mass are said every day in LSM. Evening Prayer (daily except Friday at 6pm) and Mass on Sunday, also Sung Mass on Saints' days, are streamed live via Facebook.

 

 

MASS

MORNING PRAYER

 

EVENING PRAYER

Live streamed daily

except Friday

 

 

SUNDAY*

 

9.30am &
live streamed 11.30am

 

 

said privately

 

6pm

 

Monday

12.30pm

 

 

8.20am

6pm

Tuesday

7.45am

8.20am

6pm

 

Wednesday*

10am 
(healing service on 2nd Wednesday of the month)

 

8.20am

6pm

Thursday

7.45am

 

8.20am

6pm

 

Friday

12.30pm

 

in abeyance

in abeyance

 

Saturday

10am

 

said privately

6pm


*The PCC voted unanimously on 7th September to return all services to their normal times and patterns from Sunday 10th October. The pattern of Sunday worship from that date onwards will therefore be: 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am High Mass, 6pm Evensong & Benediction.  The 7pm Mass on Wednesdays will also be restored and this will be a Mass where masks will still be required to be worn and social distance to be kept, to provide particular encouragement and support for those who are medically vulnerable.

Human beings are made for worship, and their true happiness comes through worshipping God. God became a human being in Jesus Christ and it is in and through Jesus that we worship Him.

Precisely because God took human flesh in the Incarnation, we come to Him through the physical - through matter, the stuff of our lives. Consequently we can encounter God in our relationships, in the natural world, and supremely in the Sacraments: physical things that God promises us will give us His grace, such at Baptism and Holy Communion.

Worship is the centre of the life of Little S. Mary's. In joyful obedience to God's coming among us in the body we use all the human senses in worship - sight, sound, smell and touch. Music, beauty, incense and movement all draw us into the mystery of the Holy Trinity, God's own life.

At Little St Mary's we continue the daily tradition of Morning and Evening Prayer which has been offered continuously to God for thousands of years.  At the heart of this are the Psalms which have always been used in Jewish worship; sometimes we even sing them to the same musical tones that were heard in the Temple at Jerusalem. 

Morning Prayer (Matins) is said daily except Friday and Saturday at 8.20am.

Evening Prayer, based on the monastic office of Vespers, is offered daily at 6pm and live streamed (except on Friday when it is said privately). 

The Angelus (angelic salutation) or in Eastertide the Regina Coeli (Easter antiphon) is rung on the church bell daily at noon and and at 6pm. It is prayed before 6pm Evening Prayer and at the end of 10.30am Sunday Mass.

You are encouraged to join in the offices at home, in the workplace or wherever you may be.  You can find details of the daily psalms and readings on line here

Sometimes we join to say Compline, an ancient service for the ending of the day, to conclude our fellowship after an evening study meeting or other event, particularly during Advent or Lent.  During these seasons we also offer regular Holy Hours of prayer before the exposed Eucharist, together with Lectio Divina and Ignatian contemplative prayer.

The Mass is celebrated at LSM every day of the year (see the timetable above) apart from Good Friday and Holy Saturday.