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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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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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Sanctuary in the Bull Ring

Love the little coffee shop here, an escape from the busy markets & Bull Ring shopping centre, beautiful church, well worth a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the little coffee shop here, an escape from the busy markets & Bull Ring shopping centre, beautiful church, well worth a visit.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So you walk out of one wing of the Bull ring shopping centre and there you see it.. this large overbearing old beautiful church. What a contrast too to the the structures around it. A very romantic spot I should think. Lovely stained glass. A beautiful Christmas tree is already up and shining!

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As the city is under continuous redevelopment, and historical buildings are demolished to make room for new high rise construction, only few authentic sites remain. The St. Martin church is one of them. Now situated in the shadow of the massive shopping center and the Bull Ring markets, the church and the plaza around it provide a welcome opportunity for... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Think this is run by volunteers. Nice clean. Staff friendly, selection of cakes and pastries good coffee and hot chocolate Fair price. Give it a go

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Church is, as the name suggests, right in the heart of the Bullring. It is a lovely and peaceful space to relax & escape all the shopping. There is also a cafe for refreshments. Well worth a visit when in the city centre

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now everyone one needs shopping and I have got to say there sure is some excellent cloth bargains to be had in Birmingham, such a great place to shop the market area is also a great place for fresh food and vegetables for your weekly food shopping and there is just about every kind of food restaurants to eat out... More 

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Alrewas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

St Martin's in the Bull Ring looks lovely early evening. It's has lovely restaurants overlooking the fabulous church and is well worth visiting even just for a walk round after shopping.

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You just stand and look and wander in ore of this beautiful building. It is worth a photo and the bonus is the shopping as Birmingham is has some of the best shops.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Hated this place when it first opened and still not keen on the hub cap finish. But the shopping is improving. Very busy last Saturday. Good job we started out early.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Great place with new and modern architecture with a lot of things to do and with many well organized structures

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