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. No booking is required for any serviecs. 10.30am High Mass and 6pm Evensong & Bendiction on Sundays are streamed live via Facebook, and can also be watched later.

 

 

Mass

Morning
Prayer

 

Evening
Prayer

 

SUNDAY

8am

10.30am (High Mass) streamed

 

 said privately

 

6pm Solemn Evensong with Sermon & Benediction
streamed

Monday

                    12.30pm

                 8.20am

6pm

Tuesday

7.45am

                 8.20am   

                    6pm

 

Wednesday

10am (on the second Wednesday of each month this is a healing service with anointing, preceded at 9.45 by prayer for the sick) 

7pm (socially distanced*)

8.20am

6pm

Thursday

7.45am

8.20am

6pm

 

Friday

12.30pm

8.20am

6pm

 

Saturday

10am

said privately

6pm


*At the 7pm Mass on Wednesdays masks will still require 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 been used from earliest times in both Jewish and Christian worship; sometimes we even sing them to the same ancient tones that were heard in the Temple at Jerusalem. 

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

Evening Prayer, based on the monastic office of Vespers, is offered daily at 6pm.

High Mass and Evensong are live streamed on Sundays, as are the 7pm Masses on Saints' Days.
These may also be viewed later on our Facebook channel.

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 sung 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.