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Welcome to St Botolph’s in the collegial and city heart of Cambridge


Welcome to St Botolph's, a parish church at the heart of the ancient university city of Cambridge. There has been a church here since the time of the ancient Trumpington Gate, and appropriately for a church dedicated to a patron saint of travellers it welcomes many thousands of visitors each year to admire its beautiful 700 year old building enriched by some fine Victorian decoration.

It remains open every day for prayer and reflection for those passing by, and is home to a lively congregation who enjoy dignified worship conducted in accordance with the Book of Common Prayer, enhanced by good choral music and sound preaching.
 
Our doors are left open as much as possible - do feel free to drop in, whether it be for a service or not.

I look forward to welcoming you to St Botolph's.

Jonathan Collis

ABOUT US     OUR VISION
Service Times Our services are every Sunday at 11am; weekdays Morning and Evening Prayer 9am and 4pm
Come and join us
Opening times St Botolph's is open for prayer and visitors from about 9am to 4.30pm every day
 
Location St Botolph's Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambs
CB2 1RG. Find us on a map

Coming up

Sat 3 Dec 2022 11:00am – 4:30pm
Sun 4 Dec 2022 11:00am – 12:00pm
Wed 7 Dec 2022 10:30am – 11:00am
Sun 11 Dec 2022 11:00am – 12:00pm
VIEW THE CALENDAR

Latest Sermons

Revd Ally Barrett
Revd Dr Andrew Davison
FULL MEDIA LIBRARY
Glenys
Hello and welcome to St Botolph's. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

Welcome to St Botolph's 

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The following information is specifically for those planning a first visit, so that you know beforehand what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

Our services are at St Botolph's church in the centre of Cambridge (details below). On Sundays these always start at 11.00am.  We suggest planning to arrive 10-15 minutes early, especially if driving as parking spaces are in short supply in central Cambridge, and to find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by a sides person who will help you find somewhere to sit and will give you a hymn book and a prayer book, or a service sheet.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits after the service and we hope very much that you will stay for a chat. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Plan your journey: 

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Accessibility: There is wheelchair access. Please let the sides person know on your arrival and they will help you. Please note access to the toilet requires a step.

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The service

Our Sunday service begins at 11am and follows the Book of Common Prayer.  On the first, second and fourth Sundays we have a Sung Eucharist.  On the other Sundays we have Choral Mattins with a said service of Holy Communion at 8am.  There will be organ music before the service and the bell will ring for about five minutes before the service starts.  All services will have a sermon from the Rector or a visiting preacher.  These usually last for around 10-15 minutes.  The choir plays a part in all services, leading hymns and sung elements of the service.  The service ends with an organ voluntary.  Many people sit and listen to this for five minutes or so.  Others will start to congregate around the tea and coffee table for a chat.
 

What about children?

We welcome children of all ages and no one should be embarrassed if young ones cry or older ones wander around.  We do not have a Sunday School so children remain in the service with their parents.  There is a carpeted area in the side chapel which is available for parents and small children who want to step away from the main church for a while.
 

Getting in touch

 
Helping with services and the life of the church

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make our services run smoothly, please let us know.  We are always looking for help with anything from flowers, to refreshments, to opening the church for visitors during the week and a hundred and one other tasks that keep the life of the community. 

 
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Telephone:
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 

Leadership 

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Father Stephen Anderson, Rector   Sarah Eastwood, Churchwarden
     
 
We hope that you will feel at home at St Botolph's.

Best Wishes

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