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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 #17 of 159 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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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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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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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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