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St Bene't's Church (Church of England)

Benet Street, Cambridge CB2 3PT, England
+44 1223 353903
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Stood for a 1000 yrs

Oldest Church in Cambridge, Saxon treasure. V near Kings, opp Eagle pub. Small & well worth a... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
dr8484
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London, United Kingdom
Unspoilt

I have lived in Cambridge for over 25 years but until recently have walked past many times but... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
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Cambridge, England
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St Bene't's (St. Benedicts) Church predates the Norman conquest of England in 1066, and features the Anglo-Saxon tower (circa 1025AD,) which is the oldest building in Cambridgeshire.
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Benet Street, Cambridge CB2 3PT, England
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Oldest Church in Cambridge, Saxon treasure. V near Kings, opp Eagle pub. Small & well worth a visit. Look up. Contemplate.

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

I have lived in Cambridge for over 25 years but until recently have walked past many times but never entered St Bene't's Church. What a pleasant surprise to finally enter the portals of the church. I attended a memorial service with just seven in the...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Stopped by after New Year's. Found it quiet, reverent, and lovely. Much quieter than St. Mary's, lovely windows, little graveyard, etc.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Popped in on Saturday which was an Open Cambridge day and the church was full of tables with tea coffee cakes and produce so the real atmosphere was sadly missing.However the striking stained glass and the simple architecture was apparent and the tower with its...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

The church is blessed with some very striking stained glass,and it makes you appreciate just how much skill & work would go in to making such a colourful display. Also the font was of an unusual design,if I am not mistaken it had the look...More

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Apparently, St Bene't's is the oldest church in Cambridge. As many readers will be aware, Bene't is short for Benedict but you don't often see the extra apostrophe (') in the name so often St Benet's is the name. Trust the authorities to be a...More

Thank pd7
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Have made several visits to this lovely old church on my visits to Cambridge. An ancient Saxon foundation, some aspects such as the tower and tower arch still survive. A well-kept interior and a welcome haven from the noise and bustle of the City. Look...More

Thank Colin G
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Named after St Benedict, this is the oldest church and building in Cambridge dating back to approximately 1020 and it is almost unaltered. Church has a tall bell tower and pretty stained glass. Church is located next to Corpus Christi College. Regular daily service are...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

The tower of St. Bene't's, rising out of a delightful, flowery churchyard, is the oldest bit of building in the city, predating the Norman Conquest. Inside you'll find a highly atmospheric ancient church with a vital living faith tradition. Join the parishioners for a peaceful...More

Thank mimmomnj
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Small and compact, in a quiet corner of Cambridge, this lovely little church is worth the effort of visiting. The oldest church in Cambridgeshire, the arch inside is over 1200 years old.

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