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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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Wonderful piece of history well worth visiting

Really well worth visiting to see the history of this church and the welcoming feel on entering. These little gems are becoming less and less and this church has been very well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Derbyshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Really well worth visiting to see the history of this church and the welcoming feel on entering. These little gems are becoming less and less and this church has been very well preserved would definately recommend visiting

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

If you're visiting the Bullring call in if it's open. Nice old church and it's setting still in the heart of the commercial hub of the city adds character to the modern Bullring.

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Elblag, Poland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It is just large mall like other one over the world... But it have nice design which is its identity - you can recognize one of its wall on Microsoft Windows wallpapers:)

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Pouance, France
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137 reviews 137 reviews
55 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Lovely to hear the bells on a Sunday morning but this once proud church which commanded the old Bull(Ring and Digbeth is now totally overshadowed by the monstrous development all around it.

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London, United Kingdom
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56 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

over160 shops, all in one place, all undercover, so shop till you drop, at all hrs, opening Sunday's a shorter time,they have shoe if all sorts but can get very busy at the weekend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The tea room is a hidden gem and a real treat. Don't use the loos if you don't buy a drink though - that's cheap and mean. The smell of toasted teacakes is too, too tempting after shopping at the market. The staff are all lovely and sometimes there are exhibitions or rehearsals going on in St. Martins which is... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is some unique building. Amazing design and great location. This is the place where you would enjoy the view and surroundings /relax and make a decision. Do I go high end.... or do I go to the market... I don't know where to point my camera... great views everywhere...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A pleasure to sit and listen to the bells in the sunshine on my honeymoon weekend. Amazing architecture

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Nice church to visit in Brum`s city centre. A bit dark inside, but nice glass and architecture Exterior is amazing too!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This church has beautiful stained windows and a most unusual font. We were allowed to wander around unhindered. I was impressed to see the mattresses and screens provided for the homeless. It has a lovely calm atmosphere and the gently running water in the most unusual font adds to the calm atmosphere. I love the way the new Bull ring... More 

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