Little Saint Mary’s Church, Cambridge

How to Find us

Photo of bikes outside LSM in 2009 by Diana GalletlyLittle Saint Mary's is conveniently located in the centre of the historic city of Cambridge, on the corner of Trumpington Street and Little St Mary's Lane. It is next door to Peterhouse, and directly opposite Pembroke College.

The church and its garden are normally open daily from around 8am to 6pm. You can also take a virtual tour inside and out thanks to the many online collections of photographs. We have neither tower nor spire (our original tower fell down in the 14th century and proposals to rebuild it in the 1890s were abandoned!) but the tower of the former Emmanuel United Reformed Church, just across the lane and currently being restored by Pembroke College, provides a conspicuous landmark. Our address is:

Little St Mary’s Church
Trumpington Street

 The telephone number of the Parish Office is 01223 366202 (+44 1223 366202 if calling from abroad) and the email address to ensure a prompt response to all general enquiries is 

Our coordinates for Satellite Navigation are:

Latitude 52°12'04" North = +52°12.07 = +52.2011°
Longitude 0°7'05" East = +0°7.08' = +0.1181°
GB National Grid Reference TL 4485 5799
Postcode CB2 1QG

Location maps

Getting to LSM

  • On foot or by cycle — we are only a few minutes away from the market square, most of the old colleges and the river. If you are cycling, please leave your bicycle securely locked inside the churchyard . Cycles left outside the railings can cause an obstruction and may be removed without notice.

Parking symbol

  • LSM is centrally located in the city but has no car park. If you are coming to the 7.45am Mass on a Tuesday or Thursday, or the 7pm Mass on a Wednesday or Saint's Day, you can park nearby on Trumpington Street (in the marked parking bays south of the church on either side of the street for free. Please note however that the street immediately outside the church is now a clearway and you may not park there even if you have a blue badge. Pay and Display parking operates in the nearby streets between 8.30am and 6.30pm every day, excepting Bank Holidays but including Sundays. Outside these times parking is free and there is additional space near the Fitzwilliam Museum. There is also chargeable parking at the Grand Arcade shopping centre (10 minutes' walk away) and a limited amount on nearby streets; the Backs (Queen's and Newnham Roads) often have some spaces, but if you want trouble-free parking then it is best to avail yourself of the Park & Ride service (see below). Please do not park (even momentarily) at the Trumpington Street end of LSM Lane, as this is an emergency exit from the Pembroke College Auditorium (the former Emmanuel URC) and must be kept clear at all times. 
  • Park & Ride — there are three routes serving the church directly, the Park & Ride bus from Trumpington and the Whippet Universal routes U1 and U2 from Eddington via the Madingley Road P&R (near M11 Junction 13 from the south and A428 from the west) which both stop near LSM (ask for Pembroke College). In the opposite direction the U routes also serve the main railway station (see below), Addenbrooke's hospital and the biomedical campus.
  • By bus — apart from the buses mentioned above, most local services stop at Drummer Street or nearby in the city centre, about 10 minutes' walk from LSM. The terminal for long-distance coaches is a little further away at Parkside, but some of their routes also call at the Park & Ride sites.
  • By train — the Cambridge main station is about 25 minutes on foot, or 10 minutes by cycle from LSM. Bus route U operates every 15-30 minutes from stop 8 outside the station to Trumpington Street directly outside LSM, the journey taking less than 10 minutes (ask for "Pembroke Street" stop. Other buses run regularly between the station and the city centre and taxis are also available.

For comprehensive information on public transport and parking in Cambridge please see the Greater Cambridge Combined Authority's Public Transport and the City Council's Cambridge Parking sites.