St Giles' Church
St Giles' Church
4.5
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
About
A sumptuous Victorian church, in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England. Come and explore this beautiful space, or rest a while in the churchyard. Completed in 1875, parts date back to 1092. It is Grade II* listed 'by virtue of its collection of medieval and C18 survivals, together with C19 fittings by many of England's leading church decorators.' As well as regular services we host regular concerts, bake sales, and Cambridge's original Christmas Tree Festival. We are pleased to welcome visitors from all over the world. On weekday mornings the building may be accessed via the Parish office (through the gate on the North side of the church).
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Marc S
Pasadena, CA68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is a wonderful little church, still functioning and serving the local population, but also very kind and welcoming to visitors and tourists.
There is a small brochure which gives the complete history and there was an art exhibit on the day I attended which was apolitical but very thoughtful.
It's delightful.
Written 6 September 2022
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Greg
Cambridge, UK5,236 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Found along Castle Street and Chesterton Road and opposite Kettle’s Yard, whilst not the most visually striking church in Cambridge, St Giles’ offers a lot more into terms of community outreach and social projects. You’ll often see these programmes ongoing in the Church grounds or billed on flags and signs outside.

The Church is Gothic style and Church of England by denomination. I regularly walk past as it is not far from Bridge Street and the central hub of Cambridge. It is quite a significant venue for the locals if not a mainstream, busy tourist attraction.
Written 17 February 2020
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Lee26EssexUK
Essex UK91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Went to a Christening, very moving. Beautiful and calming atmosphere. Such a lovely service for all to attend.
Written 24 September 2019
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MeDC65
Harlow, UK286 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Well worth a visit. Opposite the Kettle Yard. Do visit both.

Beautiful church. Peaceful. Contemplative.
Written 5 May 2018
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futtock21
London, UK16,407 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
The present church is of late 19th century constructing replacing its Norman predecessor completed in 1092. It sits atop a hillock almost directly opposite the entrance to Kettle’s Yard. It has both an Anglican and an Orthodox Romanian congregation. It is also the venue for the occasional concert and is the headquarters of the Cambridge homeless project. Its striking feature is a sequence of stained glass windows celebrating the lives of saints and other worthies such as Alfred the Great from the Dark Ages to the nineteenth century on a century by century basis.
Written 13 April 2018
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Mario Orban
Coventry, UK207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
The church is small and very lovely with a small flower garden.
Me and my girlfriend felt like home close to our families when we step inside, it just feels right.
A blessing to have such places in Cambridge.
God bless everyone.
Written 6 November 2017
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Mario Orban
Coventry, UK207 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Very warm welcoming we had.
The lady working there is very kind and she knows a lt of thing about the church.
Great services and lots of activities.
Just lovely!
Written 15 July 2017
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ArghyaKolkata
Kolkata3,946 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Solo
St Giles is a church with an unlovely exterior. It sits at the bottom of Castle Hill, looming over the crossroad north of Magdalene Street. It sits a little way up the slope, and hence has a rather imposing position.

In my opinion St. Giles is probably the most unattractive church in the city. The view from the west has a certain bleak grandeur.
Written 21 March 2017
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Thanks for visiting St Giles'. The West End is quite severe because it was left unfinished - there was supposed to be a tower that was never built. I hope you get a chance to go inside ... it's plainer at the moment because we are in Lent, but after Easter you can see the beautiful reredos surrounded in spring flowers. Do come and enjoy the gardens too!
Written 27 March 2017
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dellakaur
Cambridge, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
This church is beautiful. It's peaceful but yet hard to imagine it's in the centre of town.
It has to be one of the most welcoming churches I have ever been to.
Most definitely the worst kept secret in town.
Written 28 July 2016
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heled
Hereford, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
Beautiful church with a wealth of history and art inside. The stained glass windows alone are worth the visit, will definitely make the trip back for one of their concert evenings!
Written 5 February 2016
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