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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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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!

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Often known as St Martin-le-Grand this once splendid church was bombed in 1942 and was partially rebuilt and rededicated in 1968. As such, the building is a fascinating mix of the modern and ancient.

The St Martin of Tours window on the north wall is a stunning 15th century masterpiece that was originally the great west window of St Martins and survived the bombing because it had been taken down for safe keeping in 1940.

Another ancient piece is the font which is of unknown age but known to be medieval. Compare this with the very modern reredos designed by Frank Roper in 1968 and you get a true feeling for what this lovely church is about.

Thank johnhouston2
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

On the warmest day of the year, to come into this church and reflect on life was good.

The church was very nearly destroyed in World War 2 and rebuilt in part in the years afterwards. It still functions as a church but also an anti war shrine as well. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Yorkterrier01
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

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 a gift from the West German Government and Evangelical Church.

Thank MedEngland
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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.

Thank madrednige
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