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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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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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SO INTERESTING AND DIVERSE

Always have loved visiting this place, especially on market day and I will always continue to visit when in Birmingham

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Grimsby, Canada
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Grimsby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always have loved visiting this place, especially on market day and I will always continue to visit when in Birmingham

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Disappointing visit. No welcome. No information leaflet let alone guidebook. Church centre adjacent was closed so no catering or shop. If you know your chrch architecture you will be able to make sense of it yourself.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The view was nice and Lovely. We enjoyed every moment.. They do have marvelous views and buildings in b'gham.

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Castleford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very diverse and welcoming sums up the Bull Ring and its surrounding areas. Street entertainer are in abundance whether legal or not. Shopping areas are well presented and there are numerous as you would expect in our second city. Overall a very enjoyable few hours.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

St Martin's in its present form dates from the 1840's, although there has been a church overlooking Birmingham Market since the12th century. The Victorian church has the typical marques of the period, and its orange-red brick makes it appear perhaps more severe than the inviting interior shows. Inside it is much more friendly but dark. Despite the location, with so... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely area of the bullring in Birmingham, I have been here at Christmas and its stunning, but it's just as lively in the summer. I recommend Browns to eat. The staff were so friendly especially Viktoria, clean and charming environment, we will defiantly visit again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is striking to see an ancient church surrounded by a very modern shopping mall. Its beautiful architecture and quiet interior provide calm moments amongst the turmoil of this markets area.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really do wish that people would look at the title of entries on Trip Advisor and review correctly. For the number of people who laud the stunning shopping and entertainment opportunities to be had - that is in the Bull Ring shopping centre. As the name of this building might suggest - St Martin in the Bullring is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most happening place in Birmingham. Great place to shop and eat,and have fun. The place is really cool

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yesterday morning. bright and early I went for my cup of coffee. I was too late for the sandwiches but I did manage a few biscuits. Every Monday from 10-12 there are gourmet sandwiches, hot drinks, people from various backgrounds, newspapers, barber, clothes, health advisors and lots more. It's a great start to the week.

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