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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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Fabulous area of historic Birmingham

The Bull ring is a must if you are visiting Birmingham. St Martin's Church is now the central point of a very vibrant part of the city. It is now surrounded by a huge array of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Alrewas, United Kingdom
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Alrewas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Bull ring is a must if you are visiting Birmingham. St Martin's Church is now the central point of a very vibrant part of the city. It is now surrounded by a huge array of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. The central market area is a fabulous atmosphere on most weekdays (think it closes on Wednesdays) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great church to go, when you are tired of the hustle and bustle of the bullring. The church inside is beautiful and quiet. Light a candle and say a little prayer - but please give a 50p donation when you get a candle (I saw someone blow someone else's candle and then light it again with a lighter because they... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Some people seem to be reviewing this as the Bullring shopping centre but St Martins church is actually adjacent to the Selfridges building but not connected to the Bullring as such. I'm not a church goer but popped into St Martins whilst we were in town and it's a fantastic building, very well preserved in a bustling part of the... More 

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Baildon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

looks impressive outside but the bullring shops are the usual suspects need more independent shops and boutiques

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Birmingham ia a great place to shop especially when they have the Christmas Markets on. The Bull Ring is a btilliant shopping centre with a large variety of shops from designer to standard retail shops found in most shopping malls. Good cafe's and resturant to suit all budgets, good clear shoping floor plans situated through the bull ring. If you... More 

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Spilsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The place has a great buzz about it and you really want to pick your time for visiting we went first thing on a saturday and it was fine by 12pm I was ready to leave

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

its really nice place to do shopping & eat food. toilets r cleaned & area map is well organised, cant get lost for sure. staff also very helpful

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I have already recently reviewed this place as I have the Beeches Walk takeaway in Sutton Coldfield. Neither reviews have appeared for some reason. I did another review some time ago and that did not appear either. This is all very frustrating and demotivating. I suggest you sort out your website otherwise I shall not be wasting my time in... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Its like a standard mall cum square. Like the collection of shops, from easy on the pocket, to high labels you get everything there. Also, a lot of good restaurants. Connectivity to two central stations also helps.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The church of St Martin in the Bull Ring in Birmingham 5, England is a parish church of the Church of England. It is the original parish church of Birmingham and stands between the Bull Ring shopping centre and the markets.Moreover,The present Victorian church was built on the site of a 13th-century predecessor, which was documented in 1263.In addition In... More 

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