Round Church




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 in a church, we are not a church congregation. Due to our history and ethos, we have often been referred to as "L'ABRI in the city". 

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.

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The Round Church | Cambridge is a charity of Christian Heritage - "Recovering the Past, Challenging the Present, Shaping the Future"