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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 #13 of 168 Attractions 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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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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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The church is such a peaceful oasis in the middle of one of the most modern of city centres - the contrast is worth the exploration - see for yourself!

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Donegal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Really nice church in the centre of the Bullring in Birmingham. Very nice interior and a place of solace in a busy city. Very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

So full of character and a beautiful contrast to the equally beautiful modernism around it. Caught in the right light of the early morning sunrise it is a photographic gem with the space age buildings behind it.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A very friendly welcome. Morning communion In a side chapel which made it more inclusive. Good local support although some missing as it was the half marathon run!

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

St martins the original church of Birmingham built in 1283 is a must while in the city centre ,built when Birmingham was no more than a mere village then rebuilt to its present state in the 1800s Good access for all even with buggies or wheel chairs it stands out like a beacon with all the ultra modern shopping and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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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