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 emerges from lockdowns, the church is carefully reopening. At all Masses, we continue to ask parishioners to wear face coverings out of courtesy for other parishioners. At our 11am Sunday Mass, we are resuming use of all benches, although we ask people to leave space between themselves and other groups. To facilitate this, we will not kneel during Mass. At all other Masses, we continue to use alternate benches, ensuring social distancing.
With these measures in place, there should be enough space at all Masses for anyone wishing to attend, while also providing the option for socially distanced Masses for those who prefer this. We will also resume communal singing.
Please do not come to church if you have any Covid symptoms. All Masses continue to be available through Live Streaming.
Please see the Opening page for details of current arrangements.
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 open as normal for individual prayer.
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.
Giving Tree Christmas 2021: 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, 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 Sunday 12th 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
As we gradually emerge from Covid lockdowns and restrictions, we want to build up the life of our Parish. Please fill in the form HERE, so we know who worships with us. There is also an opportunity (with no commitment!) to indicate your interest in various groups and activities in the Parish.
We are aware 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.