The Church

St Mary’s is the parish church of Comberton, a village five miles west of Cambridge.The parish of Comberton lies in the south of the County Cambridgeshire and is one of the largest parishes of the Bourn Deanery in the Diocese of Ely. The Parish Church of St Mary stands on the highest ground in the village and is about half a mile south of the crossroads that mark the village’s focal point.

St Mary’s Comberton is one of more than 50 Cambridgshire churches dedicated to the saint. The building dates from the 13th century although an older church many have stood before and been demolished for the new one. By the times of Henry VII the small church looked magnificent. The roof, pews and furnishings were painted and of the finest material, all the windows were filled with stained glass. The dissolution led to 200 years of decay and destruction. It was not until the Victorians that interest was restored and a massive restoration undertaken in the 19th century. Even though previous neglect was impossible to erase…

A history of St Mary’s Church as seen from an early 20th Century perspective can be seen here .


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