On-line Lecture – Sundials and Prayer Times

Did you miss this on-line lecture? Or perhaps you saw it and would like to view it again. Either way, a fascinating insight not just into sundials but into the whole topic of timekeeping and how it governs the daily religious routines not just of Christians but also of Jews and Muslims.

Dr Frank King is a leading authority on the subject and explains it all step-by-step, illustrated by clear drawings and images, in a way that’s easily understood by any of us, however little we already know or have thought about it before.

Brought to you by Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust – one of our series of five online lectures about church tours and spires and things associated with them. There are three more in the series – go back to “Events” for full details. These lectures are open to anyone without charge, but if you aren’t a member we’ll be delighted if you join, and anyway we’re grateful for donations towards our work supporting the cost of repairs and improvements to churches of all Christian denominations in Cambridgeshire.   Again, full details on this website.

Dr Frank King has compiled a list of Churches in Cambridgeshire where there are Mass Sundials.

A list of churches with dedications where known

This list has been prepared by the British Sundial Society. Many of the churches shown have two or more mass dials, usually on south-facing stonework. Sadly, the list is far from definitive and undoubtedly contains errors. The Society would much appreciate hearing about the current state of all mass dials in Cambridgeshire and welcomes corrections to spellings and dedications and to any other errors noted. Please get in touch with [email protected]

You can also download the list here.

Abbington Piggots – S. Michael and all Angels
Alconbury – ?
Balsham – The Holy Trinity
Barham – St Giles
Barnack – S. John the Baptist
Bartlow – S. Mary
Boxworth – S. Peter
Brington – All Saints
Buckworth – All Saints
Burwell – S. Mary the Virgin
Bythorn – S. Lawrence
Cambridge – S. Mary the Less
Castor – S. Kyneburgha
Caxton – S. Andrew
Cherry Hinton – S. Andrew
Comberton – S. Mary
Croxton – S. James
Diddlington – ?
Doddlington – S. Mary the Virgin
Easton – S. Peter
Eltisley – S. Padionia and S. John the Baptist
Elton – All Saints
Fen Ditton – S. Mary the Virgin
Fenstanton – S. Peter’s Church
Fenstanton – S. Peter and S. Paul
Gaminglay – S. Mary the Virgin
Girton – S. Andrew
Glatton – S. Nicholas
Glinton – S. Benedict
Godmanchester – S. Mary the Virgin
Grafham – All Saints
Graveley – ?
Great Gidding – S. Michael
Great Gransden – S. Bartholomew
Great Paxton – ?
Great Paxton – The Holy Trinity
Great Staughton – S. Andrew
Guyhirn – ?
Haddon – S. Mary
Hall Weston – S. Nicholas
Hamerton – All Saints
Hardwick – S. Mary
Haslingfield – All Saints
Hauxton – S. Edmund
Helpston – S. Botolph
Hemingford Abbots – S. Margaret of Antioch
Hemingford Grey – S. James
Histon – S. Andrew
Ickleton – S. Mary Magdalene
Impington – S. Andrew
Keyston – ?
Kingston – ?
Linton – ?
Littleport – S. George’s Church
Longstanton – All Saints’ Church
Madingley – ?
S. Ives – All Saints
Tadlow – ?
Toseland – ?
Yelling – ?