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Our Lady and the English Martyrs (Roman Catholic)

Catholic Rectory Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1JR, England
+44 1223 350787
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An interesting church .

Large, imposing and full of history. Rather dim lighting if photos wanted. The many side altars... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Marie M
Packed on a Sunday!

This relatively new Catholic church has many notable religious artworks. Most impressive were the... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
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Built in 1890, this magnificent neo-Gothic structure features a 214-foot spire, stained-glass windows and murals, and a 16th-century wooden statue of the Virgin Mary.
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Catholic Rectory Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1JR, England
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Large, imposing and full of history. Rather dim lighting if photos wanted. The many side altars impress as well as the stained glass windows. Not far from the Grand Arcade so worth the walk.

Thank Marie M
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This relatively new Catholic church has many notable religious artworks. Most impressive were the stained glass on a sunny day. The church was packed for Sunday services.

Thank Mike N
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Impressive church at the start of hills road on a busy junction. Its a shame it is so busy and on the corner of a main street. Good architecture worth seeing.

Thank noseygeorge
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We were informed that this is the largest parish in the diocese of East Anglia. Over 2,500 people worship here including the communities in Cambridge, Sawston, Camborne Ditton, and Bar Hill. Sacraments are performed here like Baptism, Confession, Marriage, Holy Orders, ,Anointing of the Sick...More

Thank ranjanapathak
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

A very nice old church just a short walk from our Doubletree hotel. Very beautiful statuary/sculptures and stained glass Good and dignified mass with good attendance.

1  Thank RLWOrangePark
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

This large church is not old by the standard of churches in Cambridge being completed in 1890. It is built in the traditional cross shape with a tower in the centre. The English Martyrs that the church commemorates were Catholic martyrs who were martyred in...More

1  Thank Edmund R
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

A most beautiful, peaceful and holy place of worship. Once you enter you leave the hustle and bustle of the world outside and find peace and tranquility. The magnificent architecture of the church combined with its holy purpose is truly wonderful. Whether you just want...More

1  Thank KezzReview
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

You can see from the photos that this Church has some magnificent examples of Medieval & Gothic architecture and art. A beautiful & peaceful place to visit.

Thank Tracey B
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

I gathered on a tour of Cambridge that King George V (I think it was?) thought this glorious building was an Anglican Cathedral and gave the town city status, making Cambridge the only 'City' without a Cathedral or Abbey Church! It certainly is very impressive...More

Thank B F
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is a beautiful Gothic church that is a wonderful place to just visit or attend a service. It is a very large church and as stated feels more like a Cathedral. Very nice atmosphere inside.

Thank wilko50
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mash66
24 November 2017|
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Response from Mike N | Reviewed this property |
Open daily - no special tourist hours.
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MaggieCrewe
23 October 2017|
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Response from Mike N | Reviewed this property |
I think it was 8AM & 12:15PM on weekdays. But you could check their website. They also had other services.
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