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Future events

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The June book sale

On Saturday, 25 June from 11.00am to 4.30pm we will have another book sale.  Around 4,000 books of all sorts and sizes, from biographies, to arts and crafts, cars, literature, history, romance, travel, philosophy,  theology and prayer. Plus coffees and teas and cakes and bakes. 

Upcoming concerts

There are regular concerts at St Botolph's, some free and some ticketed. Concerts in the next couple of months are listed below.


Friday 24 June 2022 - 1.15pm concert by Escolania de Segovia with Magdalene College Choir

A programme of choral music, sacred and secular with Rodrigo de Luis Martin, piano, directed by Ma Luisa Martin

Escolania de Segovia was founded in 1996 by Fundacion Don Juan de Borbon. The choir is based in Segovia, a beautiful World heritage city of Spain, and it is open to children and teenagers interested in choral music. It has trained several generations of young people, in a fruitful path that has been reflected in numerous solo concerts and collaborations with different ensembles and orchestras.

Friday 1 July 2022 - 1.15pm concert by the First United Methodist Church of Birmingham Youth Choir

This Methodist Youth Choir from Birmingham, Michigan, USA travels across the pond in July 2022 for their quadrennial concert tour of England. Many of the singers in the First UMC of Birmingham have been singing in choirs at Birmingham First since they were in pre-school and have been anticipating the concert tour of England for many years. In addition to sharing their music with people in England, the concert tour is an important way for the singers to learn about their Methodist heritage. The tour choir will be performing an all-sacred repertoire under the direction of Mr. Casey Proch and accompanied by Mrs. Katherine Nold.

Sunday, 17 July 2022 - 3.00pm Inaugural piano recital, by Nathan Williamson

Celebrating the new piano at St Botolph’s, the150th anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams, and the world premiere of 24 Preludes and Fugues by Christopher Brown. The programme will include music by Mozart and by Ralph Vaughan Williams, whose 150th anniversary is celebrated this year.

The concert also marks the inauguration of the church’s new grand piano, and the fund to raise the outstanding sum to purchase it. St Botolph’s is noted for its fine acoustic and the acquisition of a piano will enable it to contribute to the concert life of the city centre as well as providing a much-needed space for rehearsals requiring piano.

Tickets are £20 on the door, £15 pre-booked through Director of Music Tim Brown on, and £5 for under 18s.

The Church Calendar provides a full view of all that's 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 11.00am and follows the Book of Common Prayer.  On the first, third and fifth Sundays we have a Sung Eucharist.  On the other Sundays we have Mattins with Holy Communion.  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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Father Stephen Anderson, Rector   Sarah Eastwood, Churchwarden
We hope that you will feel at home at St Botolph's.

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