All Saints' Church, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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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 nineteenth-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.
Saxon mermen in the smallest church in Cambridge
A trend-setting thatched church
A pair of eccentric churches
Church is located in an urban area and the north door is accessible via a short paved path from the street. There is a very small step through north door.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
In Jesus Lane opposite Jesus College, 250 yards from roundabout on A1303 at south end of Victoria Avenue.
Nearest railway station: Cambridge (1 mile).
Bus route numbers 1, 2, 5, 55.
History & Further 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 walkround guides we have for this churchCambridgeshire County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Cambridgeshire. Printed copies of the county guides are also available at the church.
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