All Saints' Church, Cambridge

All Saints' Church, Cambridge

Located on the appropriately named Jesus Lane, close to Jesus College, north of the Cambridge University campus, the new All Saints' Church was built in 1865, replacing the medieval church on St. John's Street. All Saints' has historical links with the nearby college throughout its history, dating from the college's origins as a convent in the Middle Ages. The new church was established opposite Jesus College, and was designed by G. F. Bodley, a pupil of renowned architect Sir Gilbert Scott. All Saints was consecrated in 1864, with the present tower and spire added in the following decade.

A notable example of the Gothic Revival style of ecclesiastical architecture, the church is Grade II listed. The distinctive spire makes All Saints the third tallest building in Cambridge and can be seen across the city. The church’s ornate interior is a fine example of the late 18th century Arts & Crafts Movement. The movement saw a return to the colorful decorative style of medieval and romantic cultures in art and architecture. Still an active place of worship, the church holds services each Sunday.

Why You Should Visit:
From candlesticks to pews to fabric and walls, this church is grandly decorated and retaining a medieval muted light – just dazzling!

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11am-3pm
Free admission

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Sight Name: All Saints' Church
Sight Location: Cambridge, England
Sight Type: Religious
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