Welcome to Saint Laurence’s
A very warm welcome to you if you are new to the Parish, or just visiting ― in person or through our web site. We hope that you will be very happy at Saint Laurence’s and will feel at home in our worship and all the activities that take place here.
Saint Laurence’s is one of three Catholic Parishes in Cambridge, and is part of the Diocese of East Anglia.
This web site contains details of all Parish Groups and activities. If you would like a visit to your home for any reason, please just ask at the Presbytery at any time.
With every blessing and best wishes,
Fr Simon Blakesley
Latest on Mass Arrangements
As England gradually emerges from the latest full lockdown, the church is also gradually reopening. You may now attend all weekday and Sunday Masses. Numbers remain limited for now to ensure safe distancing, but most Masses have plenty of space available. Sunday 11am is typically busier than the others. Once the church is at its safe capacity we can use additional space in the parish room which has a live screen and sound link; please be prepared to accept this option if it is offered.
Please see the Opening page for details of the precautions which must be followed whenever you come to church.
All Masses are available through Live Streaming.
Please see the Mass/Services page for full details of Masses. All times may change at short notice, but will usually be detailed in the Newsletter. You are also warmly invited to subscribe to our Keeping in Touch email list, which will be used for any urgent announcements.
The church is available for individual prayer, but this must be arranged in advance with Fr Simon or through the office.
We are now able to take one-off donations by credit or debit card through Dona, an organisation recommended by the Diocese. Please click HERE to make a donation.
The latest edition of The Pilgrim (our parish magazine), and many of the previous editions, is available to read here.
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Our amazing parishioners took on the challenge of a virtual walk to Ethiopia as our Lenten challenge, and we made it not only to Afar, but then on to Jerusalem for Easter. To find out more please click here. Please continue to support CAFOD's work by donating on our JustGiving page.
STATEMENT FROM THE BISHOP OF EAST ANGLIA
The Bishop, together with the Catholics of the Diocese of East Anglia, pray for the repose of the soul of His Royal Highness, the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. In mourning his death, we express our sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family.
Prince Philip’s long life was marked by an extraordinary example of duty and service to his Queen and his country. Countless individuals will have been touched by his many initiatives, particularly young people. His fidelity in family life, even in times of difficulty, has been inspiring.
May he now rest in peace.
The Rt Rev Alan S Hopes
Bishop of East Anglia
A Solemn Requiem Mass will be offered for His Royal Highness by the Bishop of East Anglia in the Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist, Unthank Road, Norwich on Wednesday April 14th at 6.00pm. The Mass will be live streamed. Due to the Covid restrictions, those who would like to attend in person are asked to view the cathedral website for details of booking arrangements.
The Catholic Church in England and Wales has published a statement on the report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Please see our Safeguarding page for this and updated information about safeguarding in the parish.