About Us

All Saints', Jesus Lane, otherwise known as 'The Painted Church', is the new home of cultural events in the heart of Cambridge. Although redundant since 1973, All Saints' remains one of the best preserved Victorian churches in the country. It's only when you step inside that you really see why.

This fine and important church was designed by G F Bodley and built in stages between 1863–70. The spire is a prominent Cambridge landmark, soaring above tower and chancel, but the majestic interior is notable for its unity of design, colour and ornament, largely to Bodley’s own designs. The painted wall and ceiling decorations of remarkable scale and beauty were executed by F.R. Leach & Sons to Bodley's designs. Fine glass in the east window is by Morris & Co with individual figures by Burne-Jones, Ford Madox Brown and William Morris himself. The north aisle features three fine windows by C.E Kempe and Co (1891-1923) together with glass by Douglas Strachan. Fittings designed by Bodley include the alabaster font, the pulpit (conserved in 2007 with the help of funds donated by the the Kempe Society), and the oak aisle screen.