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Saturday, November 10, 2012: In response to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s appeal for a Global Malala Day of Direct Action, students and activists gathered for a candlelight vigil outside Great St. Mary’s Church, in Cambridge. Attendees lit candles, signed cards and prayed for Malala’s swift recovery.
Through organizing this small gathering at short [...]
Written on November 15, 2012 | Posted in Great St Mary's Frontpage
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We are pleased to announce that the Great St Mary’s Newsletter is now available online, free of charge from our downloads page on this site.
Formerly known as The Majestas, the updated format has served the parish for several years now. The latest version of the newsletter, brand new today, reports upon matters very much in [...]
We have an exciting high-profile concert which will be given by Jennifer Pike, accompanied by Tom Poster, on Friday 23 November in Great St. Mary’s Church, Cambridge. The stunning and vibrant programme will include music by Schumann, Debussy, Kreisler, Vaughan Williams and Pike.
Tickets are available from the Great St. Mary’s shop ranging from £5 to [...]
Written on October 11, 2012 | Posted in Great St Mary's Frontpage
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Christians have lived in Syria since New Testament times, and currently form around 10% of the population. During the present conflict they are under huge pressure and their survival is at risk. Stephen Griffith is a former chaplain in Damascus and reports on the present state of the community at 5.30 pm on 17th October [...]
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Michaelhouse, we are mounting an exhibition in the café showing some of the many events of the last 10 years, and hosting a symposium on Saturday 10th November, ‘Sharing Sacred Places’ about our experience (see separate blog entry).
The spiritual life of the centre will be celebrated and shared
through a [...]
Written on September 29, 2012 | Posted in Great St Mary's Frontpage
Cambridge Symposium 10th November 2012
It has been announced that Greg Luton, English Heritage’s Planning Director for the East of
England, will be giving the keynote introductory talk at this Symposium, addressing one of
the most important issues facing so many church buildings at this time.
Following its conversion and restoration in 2002, Michaelhouse in Cambridge – at one [...]
Written on September 27, 2012 | Posted in Great St Mary's Frontpage
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We are supporting the FLACK magazine which is produced monthly by homeless people in Cambridge, providing them with training, support and a sense of vocation. The magazine contains a comprehensive listing of events in Cambridge as well as articles, reviews and puzzles.
We have 5 copies a month available for purchase at the [...]
Water Aid has been promised that the British Government will match donations received by Water Aid before 18 September
Religious Books are now available at our Shop – of relevance to major areas of current concern to Christians and others; describing and commending our faith; devotional books and booklets, and books on pastoral themes.
Our intention is that we provide a good variety of publications that include some likely to be of interest to visitors, [...]
Written on August 18, 2012 | Posted in Great St Mary's Frontpage
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Great St Mary’s church has had bells for many centuries. There are records of bells being moved from a detached wooden structure in the churchyard to hang in the unfinished tower of the newly rebuilt, enlarged church in 1515. The tower was finally completed in 1608. In 1723 there were ten ringing bells, and in [...]
Written on August 6, 2012 | Posted in Great St Mary's Frontpage
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