The Round Church

The second-oldest building in Cambridge, The Round Church was built around 1130 and is one of only four round churches in the country.

Officially named The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge, it is thought to be architecturally inspired by the rotunda in the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Since 1994 there have been no regular services at the Round Church – the congregation having outgrown the building.

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 17th 2017

12 Responses to “The Round Church”

  1. Hels says:

    I am very pleased the Round Church in Cambridge based itself on Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

    Unless the original Holy Sepulchre building was razed and rebuilt totally differently, I cannot see an architectural connection between the Cambridge and the Jerusalem churches. But I can see a powerful spiritual link that returning crusaders and pilgrims would have cherished.

  2. lisl says:

    It is a most attractive small building – I had not heard of it before, so thank you, Cherie

  3. The Yum List says:

    I haven’t seen any churches built like that before. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  4. James Higham says:

    Quite attractive. Love curves.

  5. Oh I remember this church, but it was shut when I was there.
    So I didn’t get the chance to explore it.

    Have you been to St Chad’s in Shrewsbury?
    It’s kinda “round” too ;)

  6. Ubermouth says:

    Beautiful church.Love the patina.