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Really a hidden gem

We visited recently some churches in Chester and York and although many are more popular and... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
PIA K
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Stendal
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This year, we decided to visit as many of the historic churches of York as could - both living and... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
honeysrascal
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Coney Street, York YO1 9QL, England
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We visited recently some churches in Chester and York and although many are more popular and recommended I think that this church is the one that impressed me most. Apart from the silence and reverent atmosphere there are really some treasures to look at. Definitely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PIA K
Reviewed 24 August 2018

This year, we decided to visit as many of the historic churches of York as could - both living and redundant. St. Martin's is well worth a visit. It is centrally situated and a brilliant job has been done of restoring it after the damage...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank honeysrascal
Reviewed 27 June 2018

As people have already commented, it's the clock that draws you in but the masterpiece is the stained glass window dating from the 15th century (I think). Fortunately, this window was removed during the 2nd World War which saved it from disaster with bombs falling...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

This is a special little church with an interesting history. I was the only one in the church and to sit in peace and soak in the atmosphere was such a treat.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Walking through the very busy shopping street you suddenly come across a fantastic clock half way across the street attached to the church . Dont miss the little fellow on top

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 814AlanW
Reviewed 2 March 2018

York was bombed once during WWII. Read about it before you go. This church was hit and destroyed. The stain glass window was removed before the bombing and thus saved. The church was rebuilt and the original stain glass window was reinstalled. Worth seeing if...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Stu099
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This was my second visit here and this time the church was busy with a Christmas card sale. The church was extensively bombed in WW2 and was derelict for many years but is now a working church.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Yorkterrier01
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Such a beautiful church, very small, intimate setting for today's lunchtime concert. Concerts are regularly held in here. It was a sunny day outside so the colours from the stained glass windows were lit in a spectacular way from the sun outside. Nice accoustic inside...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 19Ruthie19
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely place hidden away in a side street. We were pulled in by the wonderful clock and weren't expecting the fab stained glass and other historical artefacts! Frustratingly we were unable to leave any money as the donations box was full. Hopefully one of the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank MissAnneJ
Reviewed 10 May 2017

St. Martin's was not easy to find since there was a lot of construction going on in the area, but we persevered and found it! Some of the windows are really spectacular!

Date of experience: October 2016
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