The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin – Great Shelford

We will begin public services again on Sunday 12th July. Details as follows:-

8am Holy Communion (BCP)

10am Parish Communion (Common Worship)

Details for how we are running our public services can be found here

The Church is open for private prayer daily as below.

Opening times:

Mon. 9.30 am – 5 pm

Tue. 12 pm – 5 pm

Wed. – Sun. 9.30 am – 5 pm

Our clergy will continue to say Morning and Evening Prayer each day at home. Prayer requests can be made here. We will pray for all who ask twice a day.

Details of our activities for children and families are here.


Online Services

We are restarting public services on Sunday 12th July.  Sound file recordings of Sunday morning services will be available by a website link after the services.  Unfortunately we are not able to video live-stream or video record services.

On Sunday evenings at 6.30 we will be meeting on Zoom for evening prayer. Contact vicar@stmarysgreatshelford.org to find out how to join us!

For service sheets and other resources, see our  Online Worship page

The Church of England has a national service every week available from 9am on Sunday morning.


We are pleased to announce you can now donate to St Mary’s safely and securely online by using the following link: https://givealittle.co/campaigns/13ad1696-4726-4657-9ec3-1696f8c3946a

Sincere thanks for your support of St Mary’s during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have tried to keep a close control on spending during the last few weeks, but opening the church for visitors and preparing for an eventual green light to holding public services has meant spending on sanitizing products and signage. Your support is invaluable as we gradually open up again. Reverend Simon Talbott


St Marys Church - Great Shelford

A warm welcome and thank you for visiting our website.

We are an inclusive Church of England parish church and we try our best to give a warm welcome to everyone. Whether you are looking for information about the church and its activities, or want to explore the Christian faith, we hope that you find our website useful.

The Revd. Simon Talbott
Vicar of Great Shelford, Stapleford and Harston with Hauxton and Newton

This text is on display in our porch and it sums up well what we try to offer:-
If you are curious
and have come to see
If you are weary
and have come to rest
If you are grateful
and have come to give thanks
If you are hurting
and have come for comfort
If you are listening
and have come to pray
If you are seeking
and have come for answers
We welcome you in Christ’s name!

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