The Round Church

Walking along the streets of Cambridge looking at the colleges, my friends pointed out The Round Church.

The church is actually called the Church of the Holy Sepulchre but its’ stunning shape has given it the nickname “The Round Church”. At the time the church was built, most churches were made into the shape of a cross, thus this one is quite special.


It is actually the second oldest building in Cambridge. It was constructed in 1130 by the Fraternity of the Holy Sepulchre, a religious guild of local merchants. Apparently they were the Rotary Club of their time.


These angels were added in the 15th century. I think it’s interesting how they have been painted black.


Only three other round churches have survived in the UK – so if you are in the ares, it’s worth popping in.


Have you been to Cambridge? Did you see the Round Church when you were there? Check out all my posts on Cambridge here. What did I miss that I should see next time?


14 thoughts on “The Round Church

  1. Thank you for this. My sister lives in Camebridge, and I have visited her several times,although she comes to us in South Africa more. I loved Camebridge and the Round Church. Your blog brought back so many memories, now I want to go back.

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    1. Thank you for you lovely comment Cheryl! So great to hear that you have wonderful memories of Cambridge. I do too – I met my best friend’s baby there for the first time ❤


    1. I know, it was so pretty everywhere! And cherry blossoms are quite hard to come by in Finland. There’s one park but it was a disappointment, I visited it for the first time this year. It’s in Roihuvuori.

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      1. You are very graciously welcome. You have a great site to visit. Hopefully, I will visit some of these place. I like the unique structures and enjoy visiting old style church. One of my best photos was of a lady praying in a church.

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