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St. Martin's Church

St. Martins Court North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1QS, England
+44 1227 768072
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St. Martins Court North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1QS, England
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"english speaking"
in 18 reviews
"opening times"
in 9 reviews
"king ethelbert"
in 4 reviews
"roman walls"
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"baptismal font"
in 3 reviews
"roman times"
in 6 reviews
"local volunteers"
in 2 reviews
"unesco site"
in 2 reviews
"anglo saxon"
in 4 reviews
"peaceful place"
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"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"city centre"
in 5 reviews
"fascinating history"
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"pleasant walk"
in 2 reviews
"bertha"
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"christianity"
in 13 reviews
"oldest"
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

St Martin's hill, the site of the church, has several natural springs, and was the origin of the medieval water supply to the monks at Canterbury Cathedral. It is possible that a Roman (or Romano-Celtic) temple to a water god or godess was here, forming...More

Thank JanInJapan
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I was disappointed to find the church locked when I arrived but very soon a team of ladies arrived to do the Easter flowers and they allowed me to look around with a guide sheet. Fascinating to see how the building had been developed over...More

Thank Jill F
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

One of three churches in Canterbury inscribed by UNESCO, this is also the oldest of the three. Founded in 496 AD, this church predated both Canterbury Cathedral and St. Augustine Abbey. It's both the oldest church in England and the oldest church in continuous use....More

1  Thank macedonboy
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

This is the oldest church in the English speaking world which really gives one pause when standing inside it. It was established in 579 AD when the Catholic Queen Bertha of France married the pagan Anglo Saxon King Ethelbert. The church has well preserved Roman...More

2  Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

This UNESCO site is a short walk from town. It has an interesting graveyard which has seating so you can enjoy the afternoon sun. The church itself is very old and of historical significance.

1  Thank JeffroNZ
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

I December, I took my nephew to Canterbury for his tenth birthday. As French persons, we had heard about the famous cathedral but nothing about this church which turns out to be the oldest one in England ! During opening times, volunteers (we met a...More

Thank Marie-Albane C
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

This church is a pleasant walk from St. Augustine's Abbey and then back to the Cathedral. Several items of interest are marked well inside the church. It is also marked to show the Roman parts of the walls. It is still used today and we...More

2  Thank heather o
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

small intimate house of worship with history dating from the Roman times. Built for King Ethelberts wife, the lovely Bertha in 530. St Augustine worshipped here. The grave yard is also worth a visit.

1  Thank Kyle S
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

What an amazing place. History running back to the Romans, this little church is the oldest continuously used church in the English speaking world. The graveyard is straight out of the movies. Beautiful old stone headstones and capstones dating back hundreds of years. It's just...More

1  Thank Rod L
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

A very small, very old, beautiful church, the oldest parish church in continuous use. It has a lovely atmoshere. The graveyard too, is well worth a visit.

Thank ruegrande
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