Great St Mary's

Sermons before the University of Cambridge

University Sermons have been given at Great St Mary's since 1300. All are welcome to these historic University of Cambridge services.

University Sermons

The earliest statues of the University of Cambridge established the Sermons before the University. Given at the University Church since 1300, these Sermons challenge us to consider faith more thoughtfully. Each year prominent women and men from many different traditions deliver Sermons. The Sermons address a wide range of topics of particular interest to students. In addition, college choirs perform great works of choral music during the service.. The services are very simple, last about an hour, and are open to everyone.

Members of the University of Cambridge should wear academical dress if attending. However, if you forget your gown, don’t fret. All are welcome and those present are invited to take refreshments with the preacher at Michaelhouse after the Sermon.

University Sermons for Michaelmas 2018

  • 14 October 11.15am The Revd Dr Andrew Davison, Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Starbridge Lecturer in Theology and Natural Sciences.
  • 4 November 11.15am The Revd Professor Judith Brown, formerly Fellow of Girton College, Beit Professor of the History of the British Commonwealth Emerita, University of Oxford (Lady Margaret’s Preacher at Commemoration)

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