Since 2001, we have been established as a study centre community, serving with hospitality to the academic community of Cambridge through our two branches: Round Church Study Centre and Round Church Visitor Centre. We are housed inside the historic Round Church (c.1130) in the centre of Cambridge University, and although we are
a church, we are
a church congregation. Due to our history and ethos, we have often been referred to as "
in the city".
Round Church Visitor Centre
The 12th century Round Church, modelled on the 4th century Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, has stood as a witness to the Christian faith for nearly 900 years of Cambridge history. Over 20,000 visitors from all around the world walk through its doors each year. These visitors - tourists, students and residents - have the opportunity to encounter in various ways the role Christianity has played in Cambridge history. Internationally renowned as a seat of learning, research and scholarship, Cambridge has been a centre for new ideas, discoveries and movements that have influenced western culture for centuries. Focusing on Cambridge as it has both shaped and reflected western history, the Round Church seeks to introduce the community and visitors to the ways in which Christianity has been a foundational intellectual and moral dynamic.
Round Church Study Centre
The Round Church is a place where we try to take all genuine questions seriously, providing the opportunity for individuals to seek answers to honest questions about God and the significance of human life. We believe that Christianity is not only intellectually credible, but also our foundational belief is that Christianity as found in the Bible is true. This means that a commitment to the God of the Bible is rational and that faith is never divorced from reason. Moreover, because Christianity is true, not only can it be discussed intellectually, it can also be passionately imagined and practically lived out as the Truth. Furthermore, we believe that the life-affirming truth of Christianity speaks to all of human life and thought. This means our lives are not divided between "sacred" and "secular" activities, and that Christian faith is integrated into all areas including our minds, our hearts, our work, our play, and our relationships. This also means that art, history, philosophy, economics, psychology, education, politics, science, contemporary society, and all other realms of thought can be examined from a Biblical viewpoint.
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The Round Church | Cambridge is a charity of Christian Heritage - "Recovering the Past, Challenging the Present, Shaping the Future"
Registered Charity 1076750