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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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Nice Place to while away some time

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Some comments have suggested that the St Martin's has been ' destroyed by planners ' but that's misleading and based solely on the external environment that has changed around it. Internally, it remains a fine church. Try and find out about its history and you'll appreciate it more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

In the hustle and bustle of the Bullring St Martins offers a peaceful place to sit and contemplate. Built of brown stone with a large stain glass window and a great font..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It's very attractive place and to go around the area. It worths a visit and spend good time. I suggest to explore the area very well taking enough time and relax especially during summer time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

While the Church itself is beautifull , what the city planners did in the overall development of the area is disgusting .It is as the church has sunken into the ground . But of course it is the surrounding area that has been raised , With an atrosity of a silver aluminium wall - a shopping centre dwarfing the church... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Beautiful church in the heart of the bull ring markets area of the city. Stained glass is magnificent. It is full of large owls, decorated by children from local schools at the moment. Brass rubbins are available on the floor of the church, for those so inclined. Church facilities include a very attractive cafe, and exceptionally clean, well appointed toilets

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a real landmark in Birmingham just by the Bull Ring, inside is gorgeous and if you look above the main entrance there are wood carvings of fruit and vegetables to represent the market opposite. well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

beautiful old church amid the modern surrounding monstrosities. Not that old though - built 1873 - but there has been a church here since 1290. Love the stained glass windows and of course the free coffee that was available as we entered - good timing !

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Address: Edgbaston Street, Birmingham B5 5BB, England
Phone Number: 44-121-600 6020
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham>  > Ladywood
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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