St Michael's Church, Longstanton, Cambridgeshire

Longstanton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24 3BZ
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Opening times:
Open Daily 11am to 4pm June to October. Open Weekends 11am to 4pm November to May.
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A trend-setting thatched church

This church is typically and appealingly English in its setting. It is an adorable small village church in a quiet and idyllic corner. No wonder Americans built churches near Philadelphia and in South Dakota in imitation of St Michael's, with its perky double bellcote and thatched roof. Lovers of architecture will admire the superb thirteenth-century double piscina in the south chancel wall, with its two drains set beneath intersecting arches, similar to one in Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge.

The church also has a holy well used until the 1880s for baptisms in the churchyard. There is also some lovely thirteenth-century painted glass in the windows.

Please click here for a free audio tour

This church costs £476 a year to maintain. Please make a contribution towards it's upkeep at our donate page:

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

Longstanton Guide


  • Access information
    There is a grassy rise up to the church and a step down into the South East entrance.
  • Facilities & Hire
    Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
  • Directions
    7 miles north west of Cambridge (east of A14) off B1050
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station:

    Waterbeach (6 miles); Cambridge (6.5 miles)

  • 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

    Cambridgeshire County Guide 2012

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

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