All Saints Church

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This fine and important church stands opposite Jesus College gates, and was designed by G F Bodley and built 1863–70. The spire is a prominent Cambridge landmark, soaring above tower and chancel, but the majestic interior is notable for its unity of design, colour and ornament, largely to Bodley’s own designs. The painted wall and ceiling decorations of remarkable scale and beauty were executed by Kempe and others. Fine glass in the east window is by Morris & Co., to designs by Burne-Jones, Ford Maddox Brown and William Morris himself; other windows are by Kempe and Morris. Fittings designed by Bodley include the alabaster font, the pulpit, and the oak aisle screen.

Venue Type:

Sacred space

Opening hours

Mon-Sun during daylight hours

Closed: Outside these times, the key to the church can be obtained from the SPAR store, 11 King Street. Take the first road on the left to the west of the church (Malcolm Street), follow this road and turn left onto King Street.

Admission charges


Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Fine Art, Religion, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Four members of Morris&Co: William Morris,Ford Madox Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, and Philip Webb.
  • G.F Bodley, the church's architect.
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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: All Saints Church, Cambridge - Stamp Making!

  • 10 — 12 September 2015

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 19th-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.

The church will be open daily across Heritage Open Days and you can also join us Saturday 12th September to make a Sacred Style Stamp!

Explore the beautiful walls of All Saints Church, Cambridge. Design and make your own stamp to take away, inspired by the riot of colour and pattern in this Victorian masterpiece. Suitable for all ages, drop in from 10:30-3:30pm. All materials provided

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


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Educational Visits

Free group visits and guided tours for KS2 pupils, given by Churches Conservation Trust representatives.Subjects covered can include: History, Art and Design, Citizenship, RE, Maths, English, Science and Geography.The visits tap into the educational potential of the Gothic Revival Victorian Church, using first hand evidence for onsite activities. An excellent starting point for new work.


  • The Churches Conservation Trust Education Department

How to obtain

Please contact Miss V Stroud on 01279 771478 for enquiries. Booking is essential.

All Saints' Cambridge: Information for Teachers

An eight-page booklet outlining the church's history and features, and highlighting its potential as an educational resource. To be used by teachers and parents as a guide when visiting the church with KS1, KS2 and KS3 children.


  • The Churches Conservation Trust

How to obtain

Visit the Churches Conservation Trust website, following the Education links until you reach the free Teachers Information Booklets.

All Saints Church
Jesus Lane


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