Little Saint Mary’s Church, Cambridge

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Blessed Sacrament

Benediction, where we pray before Jesus in the Bread of the Eucharist, and then receive His blessing, is offered every Sunday after Evensong at 6pm.

Benediction provides a focus for our silence, prayer and attention (which are apt to wander) and allows us to spend more time meditating on and being properly thankful for the gift of the Eucharist than we may have chance to do on Sunday morning. It is also very beautiful: we are with Jesus and His first disciples in the upper room and He gives us His own blessing (John 20:19-23).