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St. Martin's Church

St. Martins Court North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1QS, England
+44 1227 768072
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St. Martins Court North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1QS, England
+44 1227 768072
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It remains an active church. It was built for King Ethelbert's wife, Bertha, in 530 and enlarged for a ceremony for King Ethelbert in 570. St Augustine and his followers worshipped here before the abbey was complete. Very large cemetery surrounding the church. It is...More

Thank Owenthomas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a hundred yards from a horrendously busy road lies the oldest parish church in England that's been in continuous use since way back when. We only visited the grounds as there was a service on, but that was enough to get a sense of...More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk to St Martin's Church from the north side of the cathedral is one of the points of interest on the Queen Bertha's Walk. It is truly worth the time and you can count about a 15 to 20 min slow walk to the...More

Thank joseph445
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Just outside the city walls, St Martin's predates the Canterbury Cathedral. We arrived as the volunteer flower ladies were decking out the church for their Harvest service. A cheerful friendly welcoming group. The spirit of their community lingers, after the memory of the stones fade....More

Thank Socalocal4
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Just the idea of visiting the oldest English Christian church is enought in itself, but the volunteer guides made the experience much more interesting. It is the best kept secret in Canterbury.

Thank dawgsig
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We visited after going to the Cathedral and weren't disappointed. The history of the church is the key here and we were fortunate to have a volunteer on hand who was knowledgeable and able to answer our questions. It's not a particularly beautiful building to...More

Thank Si R
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We attended the wedding of very dear friends at this church. It's so beautiful and atmospheric. The vicar was great!

Thank Abigail L
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is England s oldest church still used for worship. It played a key part in Canterbury and so British history. And it s free to enter which is very rare in Canterbury where extortionate entry prices reign supreme. The volunteer on duty was well...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Hidden gem is an overused term but fits this church perfectly as it's off the main part of Canterbury but is well worth a visit. 'The oldest parish church in the English speaking world' is the description. Simply marvellous.

Thank Carole J
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Visited today on a warm sunny day. Very quiet and tranquil grounds but sadly the church was not open. Limited access.

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