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

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

St Bene't's Church (Church of England)
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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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Mike
Glossop, UK642 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
With parts dating from 1025 this is an old and historic building that is worth a visit. There are information boards inside giving you a bit of the history of it.
Written 2 March 2024
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Bubbles73uk
Weedon Bec, UK855 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
In these difficult times, it was lovely to visit one of Cambridge's most interesting churches. Anglo Saxon St. Bene't's Church is set back from busy Bene'T Street, a short, historic street in central Cambridge near King's Parade. I was made to feel very welcome upon entering. The atmosphere is peaceful & the architecture particularly beautiful. It has a tower & nave dating from 1040 A.D. making it the oldest building in Cambridgeshire.
Written 22 December 2020
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al b
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This church is an oasis of peace and I was made to feel very welcome.
Photography is permitted (and encouraged).
There are some lovely stained glass windows with one of St. Benedict himself high above in an alcove. There are restored carved figures decorating the ceiling of the first room.
The original building has faced some Victorian ‘remodelling’, but the original Saxon arch can still be seen at the entry to the bell ringing area.
Written 9 February 2020
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futtock21
London, UK11,627 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
It has a strange name, St. Bene’t’s, an attempt at a fusion of the Anglo-Norman name Benet with the Latin name of the Saint Benedict. It also has quite a history, its oldest part, the tower, dating from 1000-1050, although the present bell-openings date from 1586. The arcade of the nave is from a rebuilding of c 1300. The 14th century aisles and the north and east walls of the chancel were razed in the course of Victorian restorations in 1853 and 1872. The newest addition would appear to be the snaking path around landscaping to the front.
Written 5 January 2020
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Choochoochaboogie
Hertfordshire, UK517 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Popped in here in passing after seeing it is the oldest church in Cambridge dating back to Saxon times 1020.
What an amazing place, a beautiful little oasis of calm in the hustle and bustle of the city.
Written 2 January 2020
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Greg
Cambridge, UK5,209 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
This Grade I listed building in Cambridge is said to be the oldest church in the county but also the oldest building too. There are defining Anglo-Saxon features, most notably its nave and the tower archway. You’ll find the church close to Corpus Christi College and is one of at least three churches along Trumpington Street, all within close proximity but crucially the most interesting and historic. The church’s interior is fairly plain with the exception of its nineteenth-century stained glass windows but the church retains a traditional, sanctum like feel throughout.
Written 18 July 2019
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70ish
Worcester, UK2,230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Well-known as the oldest church in Cambridge the earliest part dating from 1020 when Canute was king of England. The tower and the stunning Saxon arch showing the "long and short" brickwork the Saxons frequently used. This small church is a little gem and well worth a visit
Written 5 May 2019
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Nidgehammer
Stevenage, UK4,808 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Well part of it is as it dates back a thousand years which isn’t bad going. Situated opposite The Eagle pub in the very centre of Cambridge, it’s a small church with small grounds but very much worth a visit.

We wandered inside and had our normal reflection as well as enjoying the solitude - there was literally nobody else in there on a busy Saturday afternoon.!
Written 16 April 2019
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,833 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
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 trails over the entrance. It is worth taking a look inside, too.
Written 16 June 2018
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rayrest
Fenton, UK7,483 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 24 May 2018
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