Little Saint Mary’s Church, Cambridge

Who’s Who


Fr Robert

Canon Robert Mackley has been Vicar of Little St Mary’s since 2012.

Born and brought up near Nottingham, he worshipped at LSM as an undergraduate, reading history at Christ’s College, and then theology at Emmanuel College while training for the priesthood at Westcott House. Ordained in 2003, he ministered in city centre parishes in London and Liverpool before returning to Cambridge in 2009 to be Assistant Chaplain and a research student at Emmanuel, completing his PhD on the episcopate in the reign of George II.

He writes for the Bible Reading Fellowship, lectures aboard cruises, and is a regular columnist and reviewer for the Church Times. To relax, Fr Robert reads politics, theology and biography, eats out too much and watches Nottingham Forest fail to make any progress in the Championship! 

The Vicarage
1b Summerfield

01223 356641     Email Fr Robert

Fr Mark

Fr Mark Bishop is a self-supporting Associate Priest at Little St Mary’s.

Fr Mark was born and educated in Cambridge, studying at The Leys School (in LSM Parish) and Downing College. He was ordained deacon in 2002 and priest in 2003. When not at LSM, he was formerly a barrister specialising in Health & Safety cases and other regulatory work. He now works in criminal law. He is also a member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal and Chancellor of the Diocese of Lincoln. He is married to Christine and has three daughters.


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Fr Ed


Fr Edward Green is Assistant Curate at Little St Mary’s.

Fr Ed came to Cambridge from Sussex in 2010 to train as a teacher, and then worked for several years in the field of Special Educational Needs in various schools in the East of England, ending as Head of English at a school near Ely. During that time he also studied interfaith relations at the Woolf Institute, and he still retains an active interest in that area. After three years of study at Westcott House he was ordained priest in Ely Cathedral in 2023, having previously served as a deacon at our neighbouring church of St Bene’t’s.

Fr Ed has now returned to LSM, where he was a regular worshipper for six years before beginning his training for ordination. He met his wife Katie during a production of Princess Ida, the first of many Gilbert & Sullivan operettas in which they have appeared over the years, and in 2016 they were married here. Katie is a longstanding altar server at LSM. They also enjoy coastal walks and have spent many holidays in Cornwall and Wales. Their daughter Lily Elizabeth Mary was born in April 2024.

01223 926498     Email Fr Ed


Other people

Peter Banks


Peter Banks is Pastoral Assistant at Little St Mary’s.

Peter was born and brought up in the village of Wickham in the South Downs, not far from Winchester, where he was active in the life of the small rural parish church. For four years he lived in the Dutch city of The Hague while studying at the University of Leiden. During this time he became involved in party politics, both domestically in the Netherlands and remotely back home in the UK, and worshipped at the Anglican Church of SS John & Philip where he began to consider a vocation to the ordained ministry.


07721 176587   Email Peter

Geoffrey Howe & Jo Wibberley
are the Churchwardens at Little St Mary’s.

07885 663532 (Geoffrey)
01223 248728 (Jo)

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The post of Treasurer for Little St Mary’ currently vacant.

In the interim please Email James West, the Assistant Treasurer.

Dr Patricia Pires Boulhosa is Safeguarding Officer for Little St Mary’s.

07532 118262

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or see our Safeguarding page for more information and further help.

AndrewAndrew Reid is Organist and Director of Music at Little St Mary’s.

Andrew was born in Sevenoaks, Kent and held an organ scholarship at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge before moving to Robinson College to read for the MPhil degree. He studied the organ with David Sanger and Peter Hurford, and in 1994 he performed the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach in a single 25-hour recital!

Andrew has served as Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral and Director of the Royal School of Church Music, and has held assistant posts at Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral. He is also a Director of Harrison & Harrison Organ Builders in Durham. He has played in four continents and his compositions have been widely published and broadcast. 

Email Andrew with any comments on the music, or if you are interested in joining the choir.

Sarah MacDonald
is Honorary Associate Organist at Little St Mary’s.

Sarah came to the UK from her native Canada in 1992 to read for a degree in music at Cambridge as Organ Scholar of Robinson College, after studying piano, organ, singing and conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. After taking her MA in 1999, she was appointed Director of Music and Fellow at Selwyn College, the first woman to hold such a post in any Oxford or Cambridge College. She also directs the Girls’ Choir at Ely Cathedral. Sarah was Assistant Choir Director (with special responsibility for the Junior Choir) and Assistant Organist at LSM from 2001 until September 2008, and we welcome her frequent returns. In 2014 she accompanied the LSM choirs in their CD recording His Sweet Art, and in 2018 she was elected an Associate of the Royal School of Church Music in recognition of her services to church music and liturgy.

Sarah can be contacted via Selwyn College.

James Yardley is Webmaster for Little St Mary’s.

Email James with any comments or suggestions about the website.

Mark Boden


Mark Boden is Parish Administrator at Little St Mary’s.

Mark was brought up in the village of Littleham in Devon, and first came to Cambridge as a researcher in psychology before graduating in law. He has spent many years teaching law and psychology in Cambridge as well as holding administrative posts in health and education. In his spare time he enjoys writing and the outdoors.

His normal office hours are 9am to 1pm from Monday to Friday but you can email him or leave a voice message at any time.

01223 366202

Email Mark with any general enquiries about the church, or to book our facilities for an event.