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“Bombed during WWII”

St. Martin's Church
Ranked #70 of 167 things to do in York
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Owner description: 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.
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 you read a little of the history before seeing it. Free and easy to find. Close to the river. Small, so your visit time here will probably be short.

Thank Stu099
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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.

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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 for the singers and organist.Restored 50 yrs ago - worth a visit.

Thank 19Ruthie19
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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 people working/volunteering there will see this and sort it out, goodness knows how much money they're missing out on. Shame since it obviously costs a fortune to maintain and deserves everyone's support.

Thank MissAnneJ
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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!

Thank leflerpet
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