Church of England Diocese of Ely St. Mary The Great with St. Michael, Cambridge

Great St Mary's, The University Church

For over 800 years, Great St Mary’s, the University Church, has ben a place of prayer, reconciliation, and learning in the heart of Cambridge. You are warmly invited to join us for worship. We are an inclusive and diverse community from many walks of life, who seek to follow Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Whoever you are, and whatever you believe, you are welcome here.

We hope you will come and see us when you can: in the meantime, please explore our online presence on our new website and social media via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, as well as our YouTube channel - just search for @GreatSt Marys.

Great St Mary's strives to be a welcoming and safe community for all, including children and vulnerable adults. The Diocese of Ely’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). She is Dr Julie Crockford, whose contact details, along with further safeguarding information can be found here

You're invited

You are very welcome at our Advent and Christmas services and events – bring your family and friends or come along on your own. Whether it will be your first time at church or you have been before, we look forward to welcoming you!

Get in touch

Parish Office

Great St Mary's
The University Church
St Mary's Passage


Our website

Night Prayer online

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at for 15 mins

End the day in peace with an online service of Night Prayer, also known as compline. Streaming to Facebook ( and to YouTube (

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