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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 #26 of 198 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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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 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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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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Somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I went to see the Burn Jones window like many before me but there was some wonderful stained glass in other windows as well. Look up at the carvings around the roof, many indivudual if you look closely. It's an individual church with plenty to see and admire. It was nice to see it being used for it's real purpose.... More

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newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

went here on our trip to Birmingham its the loveliest church its so peaceful and serene compared to outside given it is heart of the city. would highly recommend a visit.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

While on a trip yo Birmingham ,went to visit this church for the first time in 40 years .Its a fine example of neo gothic architecture mixed with modern touches .During my visit about half a dozen others came in either to pray or enjoy the church .Liked the idea of the cards to remember loved ones who had died... More

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