Welcome to Great St Mary’s

A community in pursuit of truth. A house of prayer for all people. As the University Church since 1209, Great St Mary’s has a special ministry to both the City and the University of Cambridge, and we welcome people from far and near to come experience our community at the heart of Cambridge

Please visit our new website




We are open  daily except Mondays, from 11am to 5pm. Our award-winning Michaelhouse Café on Trinity Street is open Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm.

Those coming to pray are asked to use the South door on St Mary’s Passage. If you’re coming to climb the tower, visit the shop, or take photographs, you are asked to use the West door. Please note that the office remains closed.

The UK government requires wearing of a face covering (mask) when inside a church. Full details may be found at www.gov.uk 

Pray with Us

We gather online and in church for prayer every week, including our weekday online services at 9am & 9pm, and on Sundays with 9.30am online worship and in church at 8am (BCP Communion), 10.30am (The Eucharist), and 4pm (Evensong).  

Visit our new website to learn more and to see recordings from our online Sunday worship.

Stay Connected

Curious about the latest news? You can read our newsletter, and the weekly reflection from the vicar,  at this link.

Support us

Our ministry depends on the generosity of many friends; we receive no governmental support and are grateful for every gift. If you’d like to make a donation, you can do so at this link.


We take seriously our responsibility for safeguarding the vulnerable, including children and vulnerable adults. Our Safeguarding Officer is Dr Julie Crockford, whose contact details, along with further safeguarding information can be found here.