St Andrew's Church, Steeple Gidding, Cambridgeshire

Address: Steeple Gidding, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 5RG
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A serene light-filled interior

This beautiful church sits in a tree-filled churchyard and has a calm and serene atmosphere.

There is a 14th-century steeple and a wonderfully carved Norman doorway.

Brilliant stained glass lights the austere but lovely interior.

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Road directions

10 miles north west of Huntingdon and 3 miles west of Sawtry, off A1

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Huntingdon (8.7 miles)

OS Reference No.

TL 133 813

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

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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Comments

  1. calangley (26 May 2011, 15:32)

    a beautiful church with a lovely feel to it.

  2. Kevin Gilbert (09 Feb 2014, 17:29)

    I used to live right alongside the church. in the 60s
    In the bungalow.
    Before that at Avenue farm that could be seen from the church toward Hamerton.
    My younger brother / sister and I were I think the last to be christened in this church.

    One memory I have is when one of the caskets against the wall split the hand was visible. to a seven year old at the time, this memory has stuck
    The church was used during the series of Colditz second episode I think. Mr Osler was the Vicar who also was filmed as he spoke German.
    He taught us RE on Fridays in Great Gidding school.
    My young brother was the eyes of German child finding the pilot in the chicken run.
    Fishing in the ponds in the field in front of the church was one of our pastimes I was told the church had them dug as stew ponds for carp. that are still there along with Tench
    I still can find the old Tavern at the the side of the field that has a hedge growing around it. clay pipes and blue bottles were the prize we looked for. I found a silver shilling Queen Elizabeth the first that I still have on this site. On the stump of the tree in front of the church, my brother and I spent many hours playing King of the castle. If you walk up the lane when the weather has been dry for some time you can hear the hollow area beneath the lane.

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Community information for St Andrew's Church, Steeple Gidding

 

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

Useful local links

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.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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St Andrew's Church, Steeple Gidding, 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.

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.