Great Saint Mary, The University Church

Local nameGreat Saint Mary, The University Church
LocationCambridge, UK

St Mary the Great is a Church of England parish and university church at the north end of King's Parade in central Cambridge, England. It is known locally as Great St Mary's or simply GSM to distinguish it from "Little St Mary's". It is one of the Greater Churches. It is designated by Historic England as a Grade I listed building.In addition to being a parish church in the Diocese of Ely, it is the university church for the University of Cambridge. As such it has a minor role in the university's legislation: for example, university officers must live within 20 miles of Great St Mary's and undergraduates within three. The church also hosts the "University Sermons" and houses the University Organ and the University Clock. The latter chimes the "Cambridge Quarters" which were later used by the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament.

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Phone +44 1223 462 914

Address Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PQ, UK

Coordinates 52°12'19.156" N 0°7'5.868" E

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