Our Lady of The Assumption and The English Martyrs Church

Welcome to the website for The Church of Our Lady of The Assumption and The English Martyrs (our full title).

This building is renowned as one of the most beautiful Roman Catholic churches in England. Consecrated on 8th October 1890, it continues to offer a place of rest, beauty and grandeur to all who pass through its doors.

It forms the heart of a busy, diverse parish set in the midst of a city known throughout the world as a centre of historic learning, contemporary research and rich artistic creativity. Its liturgical life is a treasure that attracts young and old, and the building is a worthy setting for its purpose as a house of faith, prayer and charity with the celebration of the Mass at its centre.

Our daily liturgies centre around the Holy Mass, the source and summit of our life. Monday to Friday we recite the Divine Office of Lauds and Vespers, Monday to Wednesday we have the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Monday to Friday we have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and daily we recite the Mysteries of The Holy Rosary.

The Sacrament of Penance (Confession/Reconciliation) plays a big part in our ministry to those who live in or visit the City of Cambridge. We offer Confession times on Tuesday afternoon and both morning and afternoon on Saturday. Normally, if there is a priest available before or after Mass he will be able to accommodate your request for this beautiful Sacrament.

We are truly blessed to have this sacred sanctuary and to give thanks for all the blessings that have flowed from it since 1890.

May you find your visit here warm and welcoming, spiritual and nourishing, memorable and significant.