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St. Martin's Church

Coney Street, York YO1 9QL, England
+44 1904 625186
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It's a small church

St. Martin's was not easy to find since there was a lot of construction going on in the area, but... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2017
leflerpet
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Petaluma, California
A rather unusual church.

Often known as St Martin-le-Grand this once splendid church was bombed in 1942 and was partially... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2017
johnhouston2
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Parts of this fifteenth-century church were destroyed in an air raid during World War II, but many have been restored to their former glory including the famous clock, dating back to 1668, and the great west window, depicting scenes from the life of St. Martin of Towers.
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Coney Street, York YO1 9QL, England
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+44 1904 625186
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Reviewed May 10, 2017

St. Martin's was not easy to find since there was a lot of construction going on in the area, but we persevered and found it! Some of the windows are really spectacular!

Thank leflerpet
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Often known as St Martin-le-Grand this once splendid church was bombed in 1942 and was partially rebuilt and rededicated in 1968. As such, the building is a fascinating mix of the modern and ancient. The St Martin of Tours window on the north wall is...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

On the warmest day of the year, to come into this church and reflect on life was good. The church was very nearly destroyed in World War 2 and rebuilt in part in the years afterwards. It still functions as a church but also an...More

Thank Yorkterrier01
Reviewed January 29, 2017

I called in to St. Martin-le-Grand's during Holocaust Week as it is the centre dedicated to peace and reconciliation. The golden reredos depicting The Last Supper immediately catches the eye, but on this visit I noticed the unique, glass enclosed organ fascinated me. It's a...More

Thank MedEngland
Reviewed November 1, 2016

little church very tranquil and historic,well worth a wander in to see.A nice place to pray or just sit and gather your thoughts.

Thank madrednige
Reviewed September 9, 2016

Standing on part of the original site which has housed a church for around a thousand years. Just a few strides ahead as you enter is a stunning nine metre high 15th century stained glass window dedicated to St. Martin de Tours. Immediately to the...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed August 3, 2016

This church suffered enormous damage during the bombing of World War Two but what remains is a cool and quiet haven with beautiful architecture and a fabulous stained-glass window. Well worth popping in for a few moments of peace, away from the noise of the...More

Thank YoohooWales
Reviewed May 17, 2016

With it's narrow location in midtown, and small floor surface, it was designed to be at least a beautiful church. In which they succeeded perfectly.

1  Thank Joop V
Reviewed March 13, 2016

A lovely small church , was unused till the late sixties but now being used again , relies on donations . Pop in and admire the stained class window and the rest of what is a historic old church - nobody will bother you and...More

1  Thank Peter e
Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

A very fine half a church with the creepiest Last Supper I ever saw. The chap stood on the clock above Coney Street revolves moments before the hour strikes. I was lucky enough to get a tour of the tower and roof, to see the...More

1  Thank Frank G
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