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Future events


February book saleBooks displayed on a church pew

The next St Botolph's will be held on Saturday 25th February. Come along to pick up a bargain and enjoy refreshments in our beautiful church. Our wide stock of second-hand books encompasses most academic fields at excellent prices, alongside novels and fiction, biography and popular history, home and garden, children's, cookery, and much more.

Licensing of the assistant curate

On Sunday 5th February at 4:30pm, we celebrate a choral evensong at 4:30pm, with the licensing of the Rev'd Philip Stewart as Assistant Curate.
 

Concert series 2023


St Botolph’s is delighted to announce a series of concerts in aid of the Piano Fund, between Christmas and Easter 2023. These will either be lunchtime recitals on Saturdays at 1.10pm, or Sunday afternoons at 3.00pm. Please see below for preliminary details; full information will be shown in due course.

In addition to this series, other concerts will take place this term at St Botolph’s. These include Songs of Springtime, a concert on Sunday 19th March at 7.30pm by the New Cambridge Singers (cond. Graham Walker), featuring musical depictions and evocations of flowers, including works on themes of religion, new life and mortality, by Elgar, Howells, Vaughan Williams, Britten and others. Tickets: £16, £8 (students), under-18s free, from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on?q=new%20cambridge%20singers

ST BOTOLPH’ CHURCH
CONCERTS

January to March 2023

SUNDAY 29 JANUARY at 3.00pm (until c.4.15pm)
St Botolph’s Church, Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1RG
Piano Plus’
Cello Leo Popplewell
Pianoforte Ashok Gupta
Schumann Fantasiestucke
Debussy Sonata for ’cello
Rachmaninov Sonata in g, Op. 19: 3rd movement
Beethoven Sonata no. 4, Op. 102, No. 1
£12.50 (students free)

 
SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY at 1.10pm (until c.2.00pm)
St Botolph’s Church, Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1RG
Lunchtime Concert
Pianoforte Tammas Slater
Messiaen Selection from ‘Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus’
Schubert ‘Wanderer’ Fantasy in C Major, Op. 15
& music by Bach
£5 (students free)

SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY at 1.10pm (until c.2.00pm)
St Botolph’s Church, Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1RG
Lunchtime Concert
Cambridge Chamber Academy: The Cobalt Piano Trio

Violin Muriel Oberhofer
’Cello Hugh Mackay
Pianoforte Julian Chan
Haydn Piano Trio No. 45 Hob XV:29 in E-flat Major.
Boulanger D’un soir triste & D’un matin de printemps
Schumann: Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor
£10 (students £5)


SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY at 1.10pm (until c.2.00pm)
St Botolph’s Church, Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1RG
Lunchtime Concert
St Botolph’s Choir
Anthems and motets for choir and organ
Organ David Poulter
Director Tim Brown
£5 (students free)

SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY at 3.00pm (until c.4.15pm)
St Botolph’s Church, Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1RG
Piano Plus’
Pianoforte Cyrill Ibrahim
Mozart Piano Sonata in a, KV 310
Debussy Pour Le Piano, Suite Bergamasque
Chopin Etudes, Op. 10 nos. 1, 4 & 8
Fantasie-Impromptu in c sharp, Op. 66
Polonaise. Op. 53 ‘Heroic’
£12.50 (students free)

SATURDAY 4 MARCH at 1.10pm (until c.2.00pm)
St Botolph’s Church, Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1RG
Lunchtime Concert
St Botolph Vocal Ensemble
Lenten Motets
Director Tim Brown
£5 (students free)

SATURDAY 18 March at 1.10pm (until c.2.00pm)
St Botolph’s Church, Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1RG
Lunchtime Concert
Veronica Henderson ’Cello
Britten Suites: selected movements, including ‘Kontakion’
Bach Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV 1010: Prelude, Sarabande & Gigue
Berkeley Iberian Notebook
£5 (students free)

SUNDAY 26 MARCH at 3.00pm (until c.4.15pm)
St Botolph’s Church, Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1RG
Cambridge Chamber Academy
Violin Agatha Parkin
Cellist To be announced
Pianoforte Patrick Hemmerlé
Saint-Saëns Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
Medtner Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 21
Beethoven Piano Trio Op. 70 No. 1 ‘Ghost’
£10 (students £5)

FRIDAY 31st MARCH at 6.00pm (until c.7.15pm)
St Botolph’s Church, Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1RG
Music and Readings
St Botolph’s Choir
Bryan Kelly Crucifixion
Organ David Poulter
Director Tim Brown
Free Admission

The Church Calendar provides a full view of all that is currently going on.

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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.
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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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The Rev'd Jonathan Collis, Rector   Sarah Eastwood, Churchwarden
     
 
We hope that you will feel at home at St Botolph's.

Best Wishes,
All at St Botolph's