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June book sale

Books displayed on a church pewThe next of the justly famous St Botolph’s book sales will be held on Saturday 10th June. 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.

Special Services and Visiting Choirs


Visiting Choir: Clemson University

We are delighted that St Botolph's Choir will be joined by the large choral ensemble of Clemson University, for a service of Choral Mattins, 11am on Sunday 21st May.

St Botolph's Sunday

Sunday 18th June will see our annual celebration of our patronal feast, with a visiting preacher at Mattins.

Summer Concerts, May-July 2023

St Botolph’s is delighted to announce a series of summer concerts. Tickets for these concerts are available on the door (card or cash), and no pre-booking is necessary (or possible). The first of these is on Saturday 13 May at 1.10pm:

Dates for the rest of the Summer series are set out below. Further details of each concert will be posted in due course.

St Botolph's Summer Concerts


Polipetti is an octet comprised of eight young wind instrumentalists who are dedicated to
the performance of music and the preservation of the traditional art of wind music.
The ensemble was formed in 2023 with the aim of creating a unique and vibrant sound for
its audience by utilizing historically informed practices. In addition to formal concerts,
Polipettii has also participated in the Open Academy project and performed in the Music for
Moment concert series, which is specifically designed for individuals living with dementia, as
well as their friends, family and caregivers.

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

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 


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.


The service

Our Sunday service begins at 11am and follows the Book of Common Prayer.  On the first, second, fourth and fifth Sundays we have a Sung Eucharist.  On the third Sunday 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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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.


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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