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
We are pleased to have returned to near-normal liturgies following many months of Covid-affected Mass arrangements. The church is also now open as normal for individual prayer.
We continue to follow Covid protocols for the distribution of communion. We aim to keep the church ventilated. We do not require face coverings, but we welcome all who wish to continue wearing them. Where possible, we suggest maintaining some space between groups seated in the same bench and avoiding kneeling immediately behind someone who is seated. For quieter Masses where social distancing is easier, we recommend the 6pm Sunday vigil, 8am Sunday Mass, or any weekday Mass.
Please do not come to church if you have any Covid symptoms. All Masses continue to be available through Live Streaming.
We are 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.
For the regular collection, other donations, Mass stipends, etc, our bank details are:
|Account name:||St Laurences Church|
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.
Giving Tree Christmas 2023: The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) is organising the parish Christmas Giving Tree. We ask you pick a gift from the online wish list, or donate a hamper item of your choice. online wish list, take a tag from the Giving Tree display in the narthex, or donate a hamper item of your choice. Full details on the SVP page, and we ask that all gifts are returned to church by 1pm on Sunday 17th December at the latest. Thank you.
Diocesan Synodal Pathway: the diocese has launched an online survey, the results of which will inform our contribution to the Synod in 2023. The survey can be found HERE (on the Diocesan web site).
The survey questions can be downloaded here (including translations by volunteers at OLEM into several other languages):
English | French | Italian | Polish | Spanish | Tagalog
Our individual Parish response is also coming together. You can find out what we are doing locally 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.