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A sermon is preached every Sunday, either by Father Stephen or by a visiting preacher.

In recent years preachers have included Bishop Rowan Williams, the Bishop of Ely, the then Bishop  of Huntingdon, Father Peter Huckle SSJE, Rev’d Canon Andrew Greany, Rev’d Patrick Cotton, Rev’d Dr Hannah Cleugh, Rev’d Ally Barrett, Rev’d Dr Alex Jensen, Rev’d Andrew Day, Rev’d Vivienne Lake, Rev’d Dr Jonathan Holmes together with Ben O’Neill and Dr the Hon Christopher Brightman ALM.  We are very grateful to each of them.

Transcripts and audio files of some of these and earlier sermons are available below:

Will Lyon Tupman
22 November 2020 - sound recording

Rev'd Margaret Widdess
15 November 2020 - sound recording

Dr Jonathan Holmes
8 November 2020 - sound recording

Fr Stephen Anderson
2 November 2020 - sound recording

Ben O'Neill
18 October 2020 - sound recording

Bishop Dr Dagmar Winter
11 October 2020 - sound recording

Will Lyon Tupman
4 October 2020 - sound recording

Rev'd John Summers
27 September 2020 - sound recording

Rev'd Ally Barrett
20 September 2020: sound recording

Rev'd Dr Jonathan Holmes
6 September 2020: transcript

Rev'd Ally Barrett
23 August 2020: sound recording

Fr Stephen Anderson
16 August 2020: sound recording

Rev'd Dr Jonathan Holmes
12 July 2020: transcript

Fr Stephen Anderson
5 July 2020: sound recording

Ben O'Neill
21 June 2020: transcript

Ben O'Neill
31 May 2020: transcript

Fr Stephen Anderson
21 May 2020: sound recording

Ben O'Neill
5 April 2020: transcript

Bishop Rowan Williams
16 February 2020: sound recording

Ben O'Neill
2 February 2020: transcript

Bishop Rowan Williams
19 January 2020: sound recording

Ben O'Neill
10 November 2019: transcript

Bishop Rowan Williams
20 October 2019: sound recording

Bishop Rowan Williams at Old Wine
10 June 2019: sound recording

Bishop Rowan Williams
5 May 2019: sound recording

An Anglican Religious
4 November 2018: sound recording

Bishop Rowan Williams
21 October 2018: sound recording

Fergus Butler-Gallie
10 June 2018: transcript

Bishop Rowan Williams
15 April 2018: sound recording

An Anglican Religious
4 March 2018: sound recording

Bishop Rowan Williams
18 February 2018: sound recording

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 Priest-in-charge 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.
Email Address:
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, Priest-in-Charge   Sarah Eastwood, Churchwarden
We hope that you will feel at home at St Botolph's.

Best Wishes

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