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Address: Coney St., York YO1 9QL, England
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+44 1904 625186
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Parts of this fifteenth-century church were destroyed in an air raid during...

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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Unique Organ

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 single manual and 3 stops, being built in 1968 and presented to the Church as... More 

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west yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 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 left is a unique mechanical pipe organ and to the far right behind the alter... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 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 city.

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Thank YoohooWales
Ede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 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.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 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 you are 20 seconds away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets .

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 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 clock mechanism. I don't know how often they offer this - I went on York... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Wonderful church in the centre of York - the very distinctive clock is probably the thing that first attracts people to this church. Worth spending a little time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

We've lost count of the number of times that we've walked past this small church - simply admiring its clock - whilst popping into the shops or the nearby cinema. However, having visited it for the first time, we would certainly recommend it to others who like to visit churches. There is much to admire from the gargoyles on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

I've walked past this Church so many times, admiring the splendid clock and looking at the ruins without realising that there is a slim Church attached ! Having now visited it, I am overwhelmed that such a gem should not be at the top of any visitors list. There are so many features to admire but, for me, the golden... More 

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