Cambridge: St Mary the Great

Cambridge: St Mary the Great
Record Type:
Major Parish Church
Church code:
St. Mary The Great with St. Michael, Cambridge

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade I Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is in the following Conservation Area: Central

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:

Exterior Image

Exterior image of 614038 Cambridge St Mary the Great
Exterior image of 614038 Cambridge St Mary the Great
Photograph of the outside of the church.
Year / Date:
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Summary Description

Great St Mary’s is one of the ancient parish churches of Cambridge, and has been the church of the University of Cambridge since scholars first arrived in the city around 1209; it is one of the great civic churches of Cambridge. Rebuilt in 1478, the present building has served the University and city throughout the years since.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
Morning prayer held Monday-Thursday, and services at 9:30am, 11:15am, and 5:30pm on Sundays. Facilities include toilets (accessible), baby change facilities, a ramped entrance, and large print books. The church has bell ringing, an organ, regular choir and live music events, as well as holding a crèche, Sunday school, and youth group.

Church Website

Church Website:

Sources and Further Information

User 'Cmglee' on Wikimedia Commons (Unknown) Exterior image of 614038 Cambridge St Mary the Great [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 614038 Cambridge St Mary the Great
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
James Miles (2019) Church Bells 22 Bells [Archive/Index]
22 Bells