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St. Martin in the Bull Ring

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Neighbourhood: Ladywood
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Address: Edgbaston Street, Birmingham B5 5BB, England
Phone Number: +44 121 600 6020
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10:00 - 16:30
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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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Loved the place but too busy for my liking. Visited in December and there was just too many people, you simply had to move with the crowd.

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

Loved the place but too busy for my liking. Visited in December and there was just too many people, you simply had to move with the crowd.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to visit the German Market, great atmosphere with all the stalls very busy. Lovely to see things that are so different and unusual. Plenty to see, plenty of places to eat and drink. Warning pickpockets out, keep wallets and purses close by you. We went by train much easier.

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Thank jeanashby
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely quiet church no sparkling gold and brash just peaceful and a welcome break to reflect on the money being spent in the Christmas markets and the beggars on the street.

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Thank Know1989
Chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Newly done to featured attraction, shopping, leisure, walk around, access to water front, transportation

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

We popped in here to escape the cold and the people, lovely church inside with a wood beamed roof, lovely stained glass windows, free to enter right off the square with the bullring shopping centre and by the markets.

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

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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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