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

Opens in 14 min: 09:00 - 19:00
Open today: 09:00 - 19:00
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Cute as a button

This modest church in central Cambridge is the oldest church in Cambridge and its tower is the... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
New South Wales, Australia
Historic tower

St. Benedict's church has a Saxon tower dating from 1025 and was made of stone rather than timber... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Ashford, 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 16 June 2018

This modest church in central Cambridge is the oldest church in Cambridge and its tower is the oldest structure in the city, dating from Anglo-Saxon times. It is opposite the historic Eagle pub and could be easily missed, but for the beautiful rose bush that...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

St. Benedict's church has a Saxon tower dating from 1025 and was made of stone rather than timber which is why it has survived today. This makes it the oldest building in Cambridge. Free to visit.

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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.

Thank dr8484
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.

Thank Brendan P
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

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