Michaelhouse, Cambridge

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Michaelhouse is a delightful fourteenth-century church in
the heart of Cambridge. It houses under one roof a
welcoming and inclusive weekday-church with a wide
variety of worship; an award-winning, fully disabled- and
pushchair accessible café; a gallery with stimulating arts
exhibitions 52 weeks a year; as well as a vibrant
community centre with a wide range of artistic,
educational and faith-based workshops, concerts and

The Parish Church of St John Fisher and Alexander Fagius,
it was established in 1382 by Hervey de Stanton as a
Cambridge College. Following its dissolution in the
1540s, the church retains many medieval features, among
them a set of choir stalls formerly located in Trinity
College Chapel. Many furnishings, including a stunning
reredos celebrating the Angels with matching East
Window, were fitted in the mid-nineteenth century by G.G.
Scott and have been recently conserved and re-lit. Four years
ago the entire building was carefully
remodelled and adapted for use by the wider community. Some
350-400 people make use of our facilities each day, and we'd
be delighted to welcome you among our visitors!

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The Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, Chaplain
Trinity Street
(01223) 741718

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Prayer during the Day
Informal worship with Psalms, Bible Reading and open prayer
Every Monday at 1:05 PM for ¼ hour


Morning Prayer
Morning Worship with Psalms, Bible Readings and open prayer.
Every Tuesday at 9:00 AM for ¼ hour


Choral Communion
A Choral Communion Service sung by our resident chamber ensemble, with an a cappella mass setting and introit anthem. Why not spend your lunchbreak with us, and enjoy the reflective and serene athmosphere?
Every Wednesday at 1:05 PM for 40 minutes


Celebrating Faith and Understanding
An open, informal Communion Service with discussion of set Bible readings, this service is primarily lay-led and a chance to reflect with others on the Christian faith through Scripture. Prayers left at Michaelhouse by visitors are prayed for during this service. This service is followed by lunch in the Michaelhouse Caf.
Every Thursday at 1:05 PM for 1 hour


Morning Prayer
Morning Worship with Psalms, Bible Readings and open prayer.
Every Friday at 9:00 AM for ¼ hour


Celebrating Communion
Every week our worship focuses on a different theme: on the first Saturday of the month we meet to pray for healing and wholeness, both for ourselves and for others who have asked for our prayers. There's the opportunity for laying on of hands and anointing. On the second Saturday of the month we pray for peace and justice. Each third Saturday, our service is followed by a men's breakfast (for details of the women's breakfast call the Michaelhouse Office on 01223 741716). Each fourth Saturday, the service is followed by a reading group, 'A Book at Breakfast'.
Every Saturday at 9:00 AM for 35 minutes



Wheelchair accessible toilets
Stained Glass Wall Paintings


Public Lent Lectures:
Guided Tours Guidebooks
Cafe / Restaurant
Church Open Michaelhouse is open Mondays to Saturdays from 9.30am-5.00pm.
Hall for Hire Our facilities can be booked for a whole variety of events. Do contact the centre manager, Sue Binns, for further information: Tel. (01223) 309167.
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 19449
Built: 1382
Architect: Hervey de Stanton, G.G. Scott, Shona McKay
Style of worship: Fresh Expression of Church
Archdeaconry: Cambridge (141)
Deanery: Cambridge North (14109)
Benefice: Cambridge Gt St Mary w St Mich (14/041 J)
CofE Church Info: (614360 )
Short URL: acny.uk/19449/
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The current editor is: Andreas Loewe

This page was last updated on Wednesday 7th September 2016
Michaelhouse : Trinity Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1SU

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