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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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Birmingham landmark

Very beautiful and right in the middle of the shopping centre. The lighting on the outside does it justice and the interior is so welcoming.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Somerset
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165 reviews 165 reviews
59 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Huge complex of high street favourites with the odd independent specialist thrown in for good measure. A pleasant well laid out complex very central with great connections by bus or rail.

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west midlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful and right in the middle of the shopping centre. The lighting on the outside does it justice and the interior is so welcoming.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

If you want a nice quiet place to sit and think in the hustle bustle of the market this is a wonderful church to visit. Just sit and enjoy the moment that is all you have to do.

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Brmingham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Prayed for peace in the world. Beautiful windows mass was good. Saw a lot of rubbish floating around the frontage could of been presented better..

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Largs, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
8 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This stunning old church, conference facility and cafe is smack in the middle of the Bullring, surrounded by shops, cafes and the market. Music in the church at lunchtimes and a quiet area for visitors.

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Derbyshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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223 reviews 223 reviews
132 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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