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St. Martin in the Bull Ring

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Address: Edgbaston Street, Birmingham B5 5BB, England
Phone Number: 44-121-600 6020
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Description: Welcome to St Martin in the Bull Ring. This is one of the most ancient and...
Welcome to St Martin in the Bull Ring. This is one of the most ancient and contemporary buildings in Birmingham. Most of this Grade II listed church is from the nineteenth century. It was built in 1873 and is an example of gothic Victorian architecture, designed by Alfred Chatwin, from Birmingham, who also worked on the houses of parliament. But St Martin's is much older than that. There has been a church on this site since 1290 and may well have been a simple place of worship here in Saxon times. St Martin's is also a place of worship for a thriving community who refurbished the building in 2000 making it more light and open. In 2009 we created a tea lounge, healing center, and learning and advice service so our hospitality in the heart of the city could be extended. We believe that what Jesus called 'Life in all its fullness' can be discovered right here in the crosscurrents of the marketplace. You are very welcome to come in and walk around.
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Nice shopping experience

The bull ring is a large pleasant shopping centre with plenty to see and do. The church in front of it is a great place to go and have a look. A visit to the bull ring Isn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The bull ring is a large pleasant shopping centre with plenty to see and do. The church in front of it is a great place to go and have a look. A visit to the bull ring Isn't complete without seeing the iconic bull statue outside and have a picture touching it's balls.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Over 100 stores under one roof it is perfect for a shopping day out. Top brands and shops such as Selfridge make it a worthwhile day out

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liverpool uk
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39 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

There was a craft stall on and I really found it a lovely little church to walk around ,and think it couldn't be in a more convent place than where it is loved it

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Huge shopping complex that can be treated as a landmark of the city. The bull is the main attraction and every visitor should take the bull fight photo as a certificate of visit to this place. There is a nice old church behind the place with full of historical data. Must visit location at Birmingham city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Loved coming to the Bull ring with my partner he loves it too. Plenty of food places to visit in and out of bull ring. And not to mention shops. The only thing is the paying for car parking which I think should be on every level not just one. But other than that you definately cannot get bored coming... More 

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Somerset
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Huge complex of high street favourites with the odd independent specialist thrown in for good measure. A pleasant well laid out complex very central with great connections by bus or rail.

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west midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Very beautiful and right in the middle of the shopping centre. The lighting on the outside does it justice and the interior is so welcoming.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

If you want a nice quiet place to sit and think in the hustle bustle of the market this is a wonderful church to visit. Just sit and enjoy the moment that is all you have to do.

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Brmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Prayed for peace in the world. Beautiful windows mass was good. Saw a lot of rubbish floating around the frontage could of been presented better..

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Largs, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This stunning old church, conference facility and cafe is smack in the middle of the Bullring, surrounded by shops, cafes and the market. Music in the church at lunchtimes and a quiet area for visitors.

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