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.
Gift Aid: If you are a UK tax payer, and have not already signed up for the Gift Aid scheme, please consider doing so HERE. This allows the church to claim back the tax you have paid on any donations, at no extra cost to you.
The latest edition of The Pilgrim (our parish magazine), and many of the previous editions, is available to read here.
If social media is your thing, follow us on Facebook for pictures, news and discussion.
An explanation of the Church’s position on marriages outside the Church, in relation to the wedding of Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds, has been produced. Those who are concerned by the issues raised can read it HERE.
We have just been informed of a proposal to permanently close Arbury Road to through traffic, which would have profound implications for St Laurence’s parishioners and other local residents. You can read more information HERE.
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.