All Saints' Church, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Jesus Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8BP
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Opening times:
Open for a regular programme of events visit - Guided group tours by arrangement.
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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.

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This church costs £1,912 a year to maintain and £6,390 in utility costs. Please make a contribution towards it's upkeep at our donate page:

A contribution can also be made by texting "CAA" to 70970 to donate £5 or 70191 to donate £10.  Thank you.

FOR WHAT'S ON - Events at All Saints' Church Cambridge, The Painted Church

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  • Access information

    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. 

    All Saints' Church has three main power points in the body of the church, but there is no running water.

    The number of guests attending the event must not exceed the maximum capacity of 230 people (including any catering and serving staff, band members etc), as determined by fire regulations.

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

    Nearest railway station: Cambridge (1 mile).

    Bus route numbers 1, 2, 5, 55.

  • History & Further Information

    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 walkround guides we have for this church

    All Saints Cambridge Guide Cambridgeshire 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.

  • Volunteering Opportunities

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