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 our former curate 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.

The 10am Mass on the first Wednesday in each month is normally a Healing Mass with anointing and laying on of hands, preceded by prayers for the sick from 9.45am.