Our Local Churches

St Nicholas's Church Great Wilbraham


St. Nicholas' ChurchThe Parish Church of St Nicholas, Great Wilbraham is typical of many village churches found across the shires of England. Whilst unremarkable in many ways, it has a number of interesting features; and it forms an integral part of the village landscape. For some nine hundred years the people of the village have prayed and worshipped in a building on this site. They have been baptised in its font, married at its altar, and buried in its churchyard. It is tempting to believe that during that time the stones, mortar and tiles may have absorbed some of the spirituality and devotion of those souls.

Today, the building remains a focus for worship in the community, a place of quietness and a
sanctuary from the rush of modern living.

St John's Church Little Wilbraham
 
St. John's ChurchThere has been a church on this site going back at least one thousand years.  Evidence for this lies in the south wall of the nave. There is a small narrow window set into a wall more than a metre thick. Outside, the construction is by “long and short” arrangement of squared stone blocks, typical of the late Saxon period (circa 900-1066). There was further development during the Norman period. Also on the south wall near the Chancel are two blocked doorways, one above the other, dating from the Norman period in the twelfth century. Furthermore the remains of a Norman arch were uncovered during the restoration of the Tower west wall in 2007. The main body of the church, however, dates from the mid-13th century. The steep pointed arch separating the nave from the belfry area and high curved arches dividing the nave from the north aisle are typical of many churches built at this time in the East Midlands.

St. George's Church
Six Mile Bottom

St. George's
© J Lane

The architecturally distinctive church of St George in the hamlet of Six Mile Bottom was built in 1933. It was commissioned and largely paid for by the aristocratic Hall family, one-time owners of the Six Mile Bottom estate, designed by the prestigious and distinguished 20th century architects, Seely and Paget, built by the Cambridge builders, Rattee & Kett, and annexed to the parish of Little Wilbraham. It is one of the very few 1930's churches in Cambridgeshire.