All Saints' Church, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Address: Jesus Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8BP
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Victorian decorative genius

All Saints’ stands opposite the gates of Jesus College in the heart of Cambridge, its pale stone spire a prominent city landmark.

It was built in the 1860s to the plans of the famous 19th-century architect G.F. Bodley, and is a triumph of Victorian art and design. The simple wooden door opens into a dramatic blast of colour and pattern.

Light gleams through stained-glass windows, designed by leading Arts and Crafts artists, including William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones and Ford Madox Brown.

What's more, almost every surface has painted, stencilled or gilded decoration. Pomegranates burst with seeds; flowers run riot over the walls.

There is a glorious painting of Christ, Mary and St John, with throngs of angels. The north aisle features three fine windows by C.E. Kempe and Co (1891-1923) together with glass by Douglas Strachan.

Fittings designed by Bodley include the alabaster font, the pulpit and the oak aisle screen.

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Road directions

In Jesus Lane opposite Jesus College, 250 yards from roundabout on A1303 at south end of Victoria Avenue.

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Cambridge (1 mile). Bus route numbers 1, 2, 5, 55.

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TL 45189 58794

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  1. Anonymous (03 Apr 2011, 16:54)

    What a treasure... I was not expecting the sight that greeted me when I opened the plain wooden door! The size, the decoration and most of all the light streaming through those magnificent stained glass windows. However, what struck me most was the complete peace and quiet within the this church. It is as though once inside you are completely cocooned from all the noise and stress of modern day life. There is a sheer overwhelming sense of peace which just envelopes you as you walk or sit quietly. A joy to have discovered.

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All Saints' Church, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as ‘Keyholder nearby’, this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

There is a very small step through north door.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.