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St. Martin in the Bull Ring

Address: Edgbaston Street, Birmingham B5 5BB, England (Ladywood)
Phone Number: 44-121-600 6020
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Ranked #19 of 302 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Welcome to St Martin in the Bull Ring. This is one of the most ancient and contemporary buildings...
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We went to see the burne-jones window, which was lovely. We stayed to use the tea room and had a good value simple lunch. Well worth a visit and it's a lovely quiet place for a cup of tea or spot of lunch.

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Blackpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

what i liked about this church was the beds they put in for the homeless & the work they do for the homeless.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful church with plenty to see, right by the bullring shopping centre and plenty of nearby places to eat.

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Weaverham, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

St Martins is a must see building which offers tranqulity amongst the hustle and bustle of a very busy city. This Victorian Church sits in splender near the very futuristic looking Bull Ring shopping complex. we really enjoyed going in and admiring such a beautiful church and delving into its history. Also a lovely setting just to sit for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The place was spectacular and the view was amazing. I enjoy my time there and will come back again and again. Fascinating building.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Steeped in history this is one of Birmingham's oldest church's and I was christened here in the 40s. I was born about 200 yards from this lovely church which was surrounded by the old bull ring before it suffered two total reconstructions. It was the place of all sorts of entertainment from public speakers to circus acts including Houdini type... More 

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Mannheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited St. Martin in the Bull Ring during an extensive shopping tour and enjoyed the silence and dignity of this church amidst the hustle and bustle outside the door.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A bit of tranquility in the heart of the City. The Coffee is wonderful and the menu good. At the side of the Church it is a hidden treasure. A wander round the Church is a must to see the history inside and the tomb of the De Bermingham knight

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

St Martins Church is a beautiful old church surrounded by a very modern shopping area. The bullring is a bustling and busy part of the city and when you walk into the church you are in an oasis of calm and tranquility a beautiful church well worth a visit and it also has a comfy friendly cafe

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Chester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Lovely old church,quiet and peaceful in the hubbub of the bullring. Amazing how the bullring has been built up around this old church

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