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 restrictions have ended in England, the church is carefully returning to more normal liturgies. At all Masses, we continue to ask parishioners to wear face coverings out of courtesy for other parishioners. We are now using all benches, although we ask people to leave as much space as possible between themselves and other groups. To facilitate this, we will not kneel during busy Masses. We have also resumed communal singing.
If you are looking for a quieter Mass where social distancing will be 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.
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.
Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, the Catholic house of the Cambridge Theological Federation, is looking to appoint a full time Administrative and Communications Assistant, starting in September 2022. The main areas of work include:
- Administrative Support at the Institute on Grange Road
- Maintain MBIT’s Social Media and Website
- Course Administration and Event Coordination, both onsite and online
- Communications and PR activities
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.