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

High Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0LD
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Opening times:
Open daily 10am - 4pm. May be closed for Champing.
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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 fifteenth-century octagonal bell tower and a ring of six bells. The elegant Georgian interior has fantastic acoustics.

Please click here for a free audio tour

This church costs £1,388 a year to maintain. Please make a contribution towards it's upkeep at our donate page:

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

Swaffham Prior Guide



  • Access information

    Church is in centre of village next door to the parish Church, St Mary's. On road parking and parking on grassed area at back of church. church is set up on a hill.

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

  • 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. 
  • Directions
    7 miles north east of Cambridge, on B1102
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station: Waterbeach (4.3 miles)

  • History & Further Information

    Useful information:

    Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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

    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.

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