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St. Martin in the Bull Ring

Edgbaston Street, Birmingham B5 5BB, England (Ladywood)
44-121-600 6020
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Ranked #27 of 202 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

we really love this church,in the centre of the bullring,it is very much a sanctuary in the hubbub of the city centre. we always go here to light candles whenever we are in the city.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We used to go to the shoppers service at St Martins, its lovely and peaceful in there, the reason we have been lately is because they have a few exhibitions on covering art in its many forms, but we still enjoy the services there too!

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Anyone visiting The Bull Ring area near St. Martins Church would be glad to enter this building for its peaceful atmosphere and tranquillity. Having sat for awhile explore everything around you and share in a shoppers service on Tuesday's. All are made welcome with a wonderful enlightening service followed by tea, coffee and biscuits afterwards. People who are not churchgoers... More

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

St Martin's provides a peaceful break from the hustle and bustle of the modern, vibrant city. Right in the heart of the new redeveloped bull ring, it stands proudly amongst the new buildings. Also a nice little tearoom inside.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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69 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Only a fairly small church but look for the tombs of the De Birminghams. Right in the heart of the market area and next to the Bullring this church provides a bit of peace and quiet. There is a lovely tearoom attached which is very reasonably priced

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Some factory outlets are located in this shopping centre, and there are lots of retail outlets and F&B restaurants in this mega shopping centre, so if you are looking to kill some time then this place is right for you!

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Mombasa, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I totally loved visiting the Bull Ring markets. I enjoyed having lunch at the cafe in the church. The church is beautiful!!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Of course St Martins is not just the church but the area........the church is iconic to Brummies and has a cafe, toilets and a warm welcome and the area is so full of life...................worth a visit if you are not a Brummie

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I was baptised and married here. My firstborn was also baptised here. So I have a link with St Martins. (I also married a Martin!)But there's a lot of history in the church. Read up on Birmingham and the de Berm family...

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I love the Bull Ring area of Birmingham and this church is a perfect place of worship for the area. It has a free-wheeling atmosphere and take advantage of the tea room for a nice break from the hectic goings-on of the Bull Ring markets.

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