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St. Martin's Church

North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1PW, England
+44 1227 768072
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North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1PW, England
+44 1227 768072

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Hidden gem is an overused term but fits this church perfectly as it's off the main part of Canterbury but is well worth a visit. 'The oldest parish church in the English speaking world' is the description. Simply marvellous.

Thank Carole J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited today on a warm sunny day. Very quiet and tranquil grounds but sadly the church was not open. Limited access.

1  Thank WillStaffordshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Closed when we visited, OK to look around the outside but could see nothing different to thousands of other churches.

Thank LesGUk
Reviewed 30 June 2017

St Martins was the first Christian church in the uk. It may have been 907 ad. Sorry not to be more specific. If one of the.church elders are there they will give you a full insight into the history.

1  Thank katiegowlett
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We were so amazed at this old church and the cemetery. It is so steeped in history and a must to see. It is the oldest church in England that still provides church service.

Thank Coreen D
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Interesting church. Smaller than I thought and was hoping for a few more ancient artifacts but interesting all the same. Free entry.

Thank sams186402
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This Saxon church with many later additions is built on the site of a Roman temple to Siluris (the spring still wells up and floods the church occasionally), and may have been a Celtic shrine before the Romans. Of considerable archaeological interest. Built at the...More

Thank 33ash
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This was not widely advertised and I came across this church by chance. Wow, the history the place is fascinating - I didn't realise the historical significance of this church, or that it was part of the world heritage site, along with St Augustine's Abbey.The...More

2  Thank sen90
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Got there at about 4pm on Sunday 5th March. The general introductory board at the entrance told us some of the history of the Church. But Tripadvisor had warned us it was best to phone first, so we might have a guide, and also could...More

Thank nicholasreed2017
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Check opening times before you visit. An incredible building including a very old font and some roman walls.

Thank Filby1929
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