Three Parishes’ Walk of Creation

Walking across Cambridge in prayer and fellowship for the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation on Saturday 2 September.
(See below for various start times 10:15am – 3:30pm).

With the themes in Pope Francis’ ground-breaking encyclical Laudato Si’ very much in mind, join us for a walk through some of the parts of our city that highlight the issues the Holy Father has written about, where we will pray and reflect: quiet, green spaces and a few quite the contrary.

Our walk takes us between the three Catholic parish churches in Cambridge, pausing several times on our journey to listen to short extracts from the encyclical, reflecting and praying for our common home, the Earth.

Join us for the whole day or just for the first or second part of our walk.

Families are welcome! Our schedule gives time to walk with children, and pause for reflection.

Part One

Starting at St Philip Howard Church, Cherry Hinton at 10:15am (after 9:30am Mass), we walk approximately 4.5 miles via Addenbrookes (i.e. away from main roads).

Incorporating three prayer stations:

  • St Philip Howard Catholic Church
  • Nightingale Recreation Ground
  • Vicars Brook

Cambridge Creation Walk - Part One

Arriving at Our Lady and the English Martyrs for around 12:30pm

Bring and share lunch in the Parish Centre, Our Lady and the English Martyrs.


Part Two

Leaving OLEM after lunch, at 1:30 pm, we walk across Midsummer Common and Parker’s Piece.

Incorporating four prayer stations:

  • Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church
  • Parkers Piece
  • Midsummer Common
  • St Laurence’s Church (arrive 3pm)

Cambridge Creation Walk - Part Two

Open Meeting of OLEM Community Council

OLEM’s Community Council invite you to join them for an Open Meeting in the Parish Centre on Saturday 6 May, following the 18:00 anticipatory Mass.

The agenda for this meeting includes:

*Reports from the Community Council, on:

  • social activities;
  • evangelisation and formation;
  • communications and parish directory;
  • welcoming.

*Open Forum for ideas, questions and suggestions

*Modified standing orders for approval

– You may read the proposed standing orders and an accompanying appendix.

– You may also read the current standing orders for the Community Council, including the Open Meeting.

The open meeting is followed by Compline, and a party in the rectory.

Community Council Meeting POSTPONED

The Community Meeting that was due to take place on Saturday 18 June at 7:15pm has been postponed. 

There will be an extended consultation before we move forward with the proposed changes to Mass times.

Although the 10:45 Mass on Sunday will move to 11:00 and the Polish Mass time will also change as planned. The other masses will not now be changing on 1 July.

We apologise for the short notice, especially if you have cleared your diary to attend this meeting. Members of the Community Council for Our Lady and the English Martyrs will be around following the 6:00pm vigil Mass if you wish to speak to them, and also so they may share these developments with anyone who does not hear in advance that the meeting is cancelled.

Read and download a statement about the cancellation of this meeting.


Community Meeting


This meeting has now been postponed. 14/06/2016

The bishop has requested that we have an open meeting after the 6pm Saturday Mass to discuss changing the times of Mass and how they feel about the changes. Changes are being done on the bishop’s mandate.

For more information about these changes see the notice from the Rector.

This meeting will happen in the Parish Centre on the 18 June after the 6:00pm Mass, so starting at 7:15pm with tea and coffee and closing with compline in the church at 8:30pm.

This meeting is not just for those who regularly attend the Saturday evening Mass. All are welcome to attend.