Little St Mary's, Cambridge

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Little St Mary's (LSM) is a church in central Cambridge in the Catholic or High Church tradition of the Church of England, with a rich liturgical and musical life. The historic mediaeval building, located next to Peterhouse and near the Fitzwilliam Museum, is open every day for visiting and private prayer, and morning and evening prayer and the Eucharist are celebrated daily. The precious wild garden is a sanctuary of peace in the midst of the city.


The main services are High Mass at 10.30am and Evensong & Benediction at 6pm on Sundays. An evening Sung Mass is provided on all major week-day feasts and saints' days (but the Sung mass for Saturday feast days is in the morning). Please check the calendar on this site. Full choral repertoire at all the major services. There is a Junior Church for children on Sundays and a Junior Choir. The large friendly congregation is a good mix of young and old, town and gown.


The church is active in supporting home and overseas charities and church projects and has a modern multi-purpose Parish Centre, which is available to hire and includes a kitchen, meeting rooms and toilet facilities. The facilities are all accessible to wheelchair users. All are welcome.

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Parish Administrator (for diary & bookin
Available on the telephone Monday and Thursday, 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 pm, or by e-mail.
(01223) 366202 (Parish Office) or (01223) 356641 (Vicar)

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Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass


For Enquirers, Confirmation, Advent and Lent courses and other series, see the Church website.
Church Open The Church is open daily from morning prayer to evening prayer. Hall for Hire The Parish Centre is available for hire for meetings, workshops, prayer and study groups, childrens activities, meditation dance or exercise classes, wedding receptions and social events. The Church can be hired for concerts, recitals, lectures etc. with or without the Parish Centre rooms. See "contact details" for bookings.
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Incumbent: The Revd Robert Michael MACKLEY
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 13780
Built: 1352 (rebuild of an earlier building)
Style of worship: Traditional Catholic
Our Patron: Peterhouse
Archdeaconry: Cambridge (141)
Deanery: Cambridge South (14110)
Benefice: Cambridge St Mary Less (14/042 X)
Parish Legal Name: St. Mary the Less, Cambridge (140039 )
CofE Church Info: (614039 14/39)
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The current editor is: Robert Mackley

This page was last updated on Monday 5th December 2016
Little St Mary's : Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1QG

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