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


We are open  daily except Mondays, from 11am to 5pm.

Those coming to sit and 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 are asked to use the West door.

The UK government requires wearing of a face covering (mask) when inside a church (or any public place of worship, as well as in many other public places including museums, theatres, etc.). Full details may be found at www.gov.uk 

Pray with Us

We offer twelve worship services online every week, including our weekday services at 9am & 9pm and our Sunday 9.30am worship & 11am Children’s Church. Visit our Online Services page to learn more and to see recordings from our online Sunday worship.

We are now also able to have public worship in our church building; do join us Sundays at 8am (BCP Communion) and 10.30am (alternating weekly between Mattins and Eucharist). Read this letter from Canon Adrian to learn more.

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.


Even though our buildings are temporarily closed, we are a welcoming and safe community for all, including children and vulnerable adults. Our Safeguarding Officer is Dr Julie Crockford, whose contact details, along with further safeguarding information can be found here.