Little Saint Mary’s Church, Cambridge

The Mass

High Mass

The Mass (also known as Eucharist or Holy Communion) is at the heart of our parish life. Jesus told Christians to celebrate the Eucharist to make present His sacrifice — His life, death and resurrection — that He might feed us with Himself.

There is an excellent essay on the website of our friends at Saint Mary Magdalen in Oxford, which explores the significance of this sacrament; also a series of articles by Fr Gregory Lipovsky Explaining the Eucharist discussing each section of the liturgy in detail.

Mass is celebrated every day of the year, except Good Friday (when communion is offered from the Reserved Sacrament consecrated at the Maundy Liturgy) and Holy Saturday (as we await the Paschal Vigil and First Mass of Easter). On Sundays and Wednesdays, and on most important festivals during the week, there are two celebrations at LSM.

During the current emergence from lockdown there will be public Masses on Sundays at
8am, 9am & 12 noon. Admission to these is by ticket, which must be booked online or by telephone by the previous Thursday. Full details of how to book are on our Current Events page.

The 10.30am Sunday Mass with cantor and organ is streamed live via our Facebook page, but is not open to the public. All Sunday Masses include a short homily.

For further details of the booking and streaming arrangements see our Current News page.

Good news: from Monday 12th October we will be returning to the normal public pattern of weekday Offices and Masses. Weekday Mass will then be at the normal times (Monday 12.30pm, Tuesday 7.45am, Wednesday 10am, Thursday 7.45am, Friday 12.30pm, Saturday 10am) in the body of the church to allow social distancing. Advance booking for these services will not be required (though under current guidance and regulations face coverings should still be worn where possible).