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Cemetery Chapel, Melbourn Road, Royston

Just up the road from the Roman Catholic church. The chapel is boarded up and out of use.

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Congregational Church (former), Kneesworth Street, Royston

Now in use commercially, it was converted after falling out of use in the 1980s. It dates from 1791-92

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Methodist Church, Queens Road, Royston

Not far from the station, the church dates from 1887.

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Royston Evangelical Church

On the northern edge of the town near the Tesco superstore. This independent evangelical church dates from 1980.

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St Thomas of Canterbury and the English Martyrs, Royston (Roman Catholic)

On Melbourn Road on the north side of the town, a tall, slim church of 1916-19 designed by Benedict Williamson a priest. Its flat roof was replaced by the pitched roof in 1937 by A.H. Archard.

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St John the Baptist, Royston

A fire, cause unknown, started in the early morning of 9 December 2018 and has seriously damaged the building. Restoration and re-ordering are under way and expected to be completed in 2022. The church before the fire is shown lower down.

A large town church in the middle of a park. The nave is the adapted remains of a Priory. There is original 13th-century work but much that is 16th or 17th century. The chancel and tower are 19th century. The post WW2 window is by Hugh Easton. The alabaster knight is of around 1415.

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