Church of St Cyriac & St Julitta, Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire

Address: High Street, Swaffham Prior, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0LD
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A pair of eccentric churches

This strange and beautiful church is one of two in the same village churchyard.

Until they were amalgamated in 1667, the two neighbouring parishes had their own churches. They both then saw varied fortunes including periods of dereliction until St Mary’s became the formal parish church for both.

St Cyriac & St Julitta has a 15th-century octagonal bell tower and a ring of six bells. The elegant Georgian interior has fantastic acoustics.

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Road directions

7 miles north east of Cambridge, on B1102

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Waterbeach (4.3 miles)

OS Reference No.

TL 568 639

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You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.

 

 

 

PDF iconCambridgeshire County Guide (PDF, 4.8mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Cambridgeshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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  1. Andrew Swift (23 Apr 2013, 10:14)

    Maintenance exemplary, and an excellent space. Should be used more, its perfect for summer concerts, etc

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Community information for Church of St Cyriac & St Julitta, Swaffham Prior

 

All our Cambridgeshire churches are in CCT’s South East region.

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Visit Cambridge tourism website

Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Cambridgeshire Association for Local History

Cambridgeshire history website

Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust

List of Cambridgeshire churches

Cambridgeshire is in the Diocese of Ely

Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

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Church of St Cyriac & St Julitta, Swaffham Prior, 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

Unfortunately, disabled access is very difficult. There are over 20 steep steps up to the church from the roadside and more steps inside the church.

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.