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

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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed June 15, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 24, 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

Oldest Church in Cambridge, Saxon treasure. V near Kings, opp Eagle pub. Small & well worth a visit. Look up. Contemplate.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 14, 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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

Stopped by after New Year's. Found it quiet, reverent, and lovely. Much quieter than St. Mary's, lovely windows, little graveyard, etc.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 8, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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