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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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Oldest in Cambridge

Named after St Benedict, this is the oldest church and building in Cambridge dating back to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RLWOrangePark
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Peaceful, ancient church in the heart of Cambridge

The tower of St. Bene't's, rising out of a delightful, flowery churchyard, is the oldest bit of... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
mimmomnj
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Maplewood, New Jersey
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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 3 weeks ago

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 13 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.

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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 15 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

Thank HistoryNeedsYou
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

It's the first attraction I've been visiting in Cambridge since my first accomodation (King's College) was in Bene't Street. It seems to be a church like many others in England but actually it is an authentic treasure since it's the oldest church in Cambridge. Neither...More

Thank wienerwalzer80
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Lovely, quiet place to escape city's hustle and bustle. Picturesque entrance with climbing rose and dashes of colour on wooden ceiling. Simply lovely and worth a visit.

Thank Knutselelfje
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Visited this church as part f our walking tour of Cambridge. It was the first attraction we were brought to after leaving the Visitor Centre. We stopped outside in the garden and then popped inside. There was no entry fee or guide/ keeper there it’s...More

Thank KMattFoley
Reviewed 14 November 2014

For an American, visiting St. Bene't's was special. With the exception of Taos, Acoma, and scattered Ancient Puebloan dwellings, we don't even have buildings that are as old as this church, which is believed to have been completed around 1020. Parishioners were worshiping here for...More

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