St Bene’t’s Church

St Bene’t’s is an Anglican parish church in the heart of Cambridge. It is the oldest building in Cambridge, and the tradition of prayer and worship here goes back a millennium. Prayer remains at the heart of what we are about, as we seek to respond to the God who in Christ has already reached out to find us. There are regular daily services at St Bene’t’s, and the church is open every day for people to visit and explore the history of the church or simply to find some stillness and peace in the midst of a busy city. The website gives details of other aspects of our community’s life, and latest news and events. People come to St Bene’t’s from a range of backgrounds, with different gifts and experiences, and we welcome that, and rejoice in the diversity of people God calls to follow him. So we seek to be an inclusive community, and to put into practice St Benedict’s teaching that everyone must be welcomed as Christ himself. As we try to keep that tradition of hospitality alive, we look forward to welcoming you.

The Reverend Anna Matthews, Vicar

Regular Services

  • Sundays

    8 am Eucharist

    10 am Sung Eucharist (with children’s groups)

    6 pm Evening Prayer



    The Eucharist is celebrated at 8 am every day, and Evening Prayer is said daily at 6 pm. On Tuesdays there is an additional celebration of the Eucharist at 10.30 am.


  • The Eucharist is at the heart of the life of St Bene’t's, as the place where we receive Christ’s Body and Blood and are sent out to live as his body in the world. The daily Eucharist lasts about half an hour; the Sung Eucharist on Sundays lasts just over an hour, and is followed by coffee. Evening Prayer lasts for about 25 minutes.