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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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Good but will return on a "Normal" day.

Popped in on Saturday which was an Open Cambridge day and the church was full of tables with tea... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
sheilallan
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Nice stained glass.

The church is blessed with some very striking stained glass,and it makes you appreciate just how... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Paul W
,
Rushden, United Kingdom
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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 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

Thank sheilallan
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
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
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
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

Thank RLWOrangePark
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
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.

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This is very old church here.The architecture is very good.The church is worth a visit. The inside and outside pretty and old.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We came upon this church by accident and how lucky we were to find it. The Saxon arch between the tower and the nave is an absolutely stunning example of building work which is at least 1000 years old. Just to sit in that lovely,...More

Thank mjc404
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

St Bene't's Church will be 1000 years old next year, dating from the time of King Cnut. The great Saxon arch stands as sure as it did when built, with carved capitals. Do look for the small mediæval stone altar which was smashed in the...More

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