Little Saint Mary’s Church, Cambridge

Booking the Church Facilities

The facilities of the church and the Parish Centre (either as a whole or separately) are available for hire for events such as meetings, concerts or lectures.

Enquiries regarding booking the church or the rooms may be made by email ( or by telephone on 01223 366202.

Before you enquire about a possible booking, it is a good idea to check our current list of events, which shows forthcoming church activities already planned and outside events which are open to the public — but please bear in mind that the absence of a listing on a particular date does not necessarily imply that the premises are available, as they may have been booked for a private function.


Bookings for facilities at LSM fall into one of three categories:

  • Internal Little Saint Mary's groups
  • External religious or not-for-profit/charity organisations
  • Other external organisations

The church building and the Parish Centre are free for internal use.


Church Hiring Fees (including use of Parish Centre & non-refundable deposit £45

Event (up to 6 hours) including rehearsal on the day if required


Each additional rehearsal (up to 3 hours) £58
Use of organ or piano — subject to approval by the Director of Music



Parish Centre Hiring Fees (minimum hire period 2 hours, includes non-refundable deposit £25)

  Up to 2 hours  each additional hour  
Commercial bookings £85 £42  
Not for profit
(including charities and student societies)  
£42 £21  



After a booking has been arranged we will require an initial part payment of £42 (church) or £21 (parish centre) to secure the booking. This is a deposit towards the total charge with the balance to be paid later.

Payment may be made by cheque made out to St Mary the Less PCC  — it is important to use this exact wording rather than any variant to ensure that the cheque will be honoured.

Alternatively, payment may be made by bank transfer to the following:

Bank Name: Barclays
Bank Branch: Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge
Account Name: St Mary the Less PCC
Sort Code: 20-17-19
Account Number: 80608017

In making the bank transfer, please enter the following detail in the message facility provided: "LSM Booking".

Booking the church or Parish Centre does not automatically ensure publicity. However, if your event is open to the general public there are various ways we may be able to assist you to publicise it:

  • A poster (preferably A4) on our porch notice board — please give this to a church officer, post it to us or leave it in the postbox inside the churchyard gate, opposite 1 Little St Mary's Lane.
  • Handbills or flyers (not larger than A5) may be left on the table at the back of the church (in the postbox if the church is closed) or posted to us.
  • Laminated posters (no larger than A3) may be fixed to the railings in Trumpington Street  outside the church with cable ties or string. Please do not remove or cover up other current posters to make room for your own, but do remove your own posters as soon as possible after the event, and in any case within 24 hours.
  • Pewsheet and intimations — please contact any of the clergy.
  • LSM website — please email the Webmaster.

All the above are at our discretion and subject to available space. Please note that we cannot undertake to design, print or laminate posters for you — there are many copyshops in Cambridge who offer these services. If you are unable to bring publicity to the church, please send it by post (LSM, Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE CB2 1QG).