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Our Lady and the English Martyrs (Roman Catholic)

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Address: Catholic Rectory Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1JR, England
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+44 1223 350787

Built in 1890, this magnificent neo-Gothic structure features a 214-foot...

Built in 1890, this magnificent neo-Gothic structure features a 214-foot spire, stained-glass windows and murals, and a 16th-century wooden statue of the Virgin Mary.

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A superb building

I gathered on a tour of Cambridge that King George V (I think it was?) thought this glorious building was an Anglican Cathedral and gave the town city status, making Cambridge the... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I gathered on a tour of Cambridge that King George V (I think it was?) thought this glorious building was an Anglican Cathedral and gave the town city status, making Cambridge the only 'City' without a Cathedral or Abbey Church! It certainly is very impressive outside and beautiful inside, with its little carved angels climbing up the canopy over the... More 

Thank B F
Cambridge UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is a beautiful Gothic church that is a wonderful place to just visit or attend a service. It is a very large church and as stated feels more like a Cathedral. Very nice atmosphere inside.

Thank wilko50
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 543 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This is another church here which is pretty inside and outside. The architecture is very good.The church is good for a visit.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

OLEM is a beautiful church. When go in you feel like transported to the presence of God. The priests and staff are very welcoming and the services at this church are conducted beautifully and very respectfully. It's a place to visit.

Thank Miobeda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Lovely church, with beautiful stained-glass windows and interesting architecture. Very pretty on the outside. Peaceful.

Thank jonabj
Jaipur, India
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Parish of Our Lady and the English Martyrs is the largest parish in the diocese of East Anglia. Over 2,500 people worship here, including the communities in Cambridge, Sawston, Ditton, Cambourne and Bar Hill. Many visitors from across the world come here to pray as well as appreciate the beauty of this church. A must visit in Cambridge.

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Felt a bit patronised by the huge SILENCE sign displayed on entering the church. Noticeboards could do with a bit of dust and polish. Amazing building.

Thank LondonTipi
Waterbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Beautiful Catholic Church in downtown of Cambridge. The church is open all day for a few minutes of private prayers.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I stopped in to look at this church on my way to Norfolk having just visited the Fitzwilliam Museum. I particularly liked the internal decoration and found the church very peaceful

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Lovely church. Set on the corner of a very busy crossroads there is unfortunatly no parking very near. Limited on street parking within walking distance.

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