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St. Martin's Church

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St. Martins Court North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1QS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly, we went there on the one day it was closed and were only about to explore the outside. Which was entirely our own fault. I understand its much more impressive inside, but still very much worth a visit.

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Reviewed 14 October 2018

This was the church in existence when Saint Augustine arrived and he made it his headquarters. This is where the local queen, Bertha, worshiped. Her husband converted and gave Augustine the land for the Cathedral and Abbey he built. The three properties make up a...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Small church with a HUGE history! St. Martin's is a lovely building with an overwhelming history. Knowing that the entire building is over 1000 years older than my country is just mind blowing! We were shown around by a lovely woman named Ruth who knew...More

2  Thank Amy R
Reviewed 28 September 2018

The atmosphere in this ancient, Saxon Church makes up for its very plainness interior. It is quite a hike from the centre of town, but well worth the effort

Thank Salvington
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

This is an historically significant spot. It is where St. Augustine preached after being sent to England by the Pope to restore Christianity to the island. St. Martin’s Church is the oldest continuously operating church in the English speaking world. It has been significantly expanded...More

1  Thank Mike3521
Reviewed 2 September 2018

From the cathedral it is uphill all the way to this tiny little church but it is so loaded with history I would strongly suggest you give it a go. Situated just outside the city centre, St.Martin's was Queen Bertha's chapel before Augustine's arrival. It...More

Thank Bubbles73uk
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

St Martin's Church is one of the three places in Canterbury that form together it's Unesco heritage site. Situated slightly further from the town centre (roughly 15-20 min walk), it is far less touristic, and when we visited it, there was no one except for...More

1  Thank KirillLukjanov
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

St.Martin's is the oldest English-speaking church still active. It is a small church with little to explore but rich History. It is surrounded by a cemetery and it is quiet and peaceful. We were greated at the entrance with a map of the church with...More

Thank Carolina G
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Th story of this church I sjust amazing. You can also follow the walk of queen Bertha from the church into canterbury cathedral. Amazingly atmospheric

Thank Enka29
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Whether you are exploring for religious or secular reasons, this is a place that you should visit if in Canterbury. The principal section represents literally the oldest functioning church in England, but there is one part of the building that may even be Roman in...More

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