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St. Martin's Church

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St. Martins Court North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1QS, England
+44 1227 768072
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to look for this very historic place after reading a sign in Lady Wooten's Garden just outside the city walls. It told of a time long gone and a Frankish bride. So we had to see what turns out to be the oldest...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

The church lies outside the now historic centre of the city but should be visited. It is the oldest church in the English speaking world with sections that go back to Roman Britain and much that is Anglo-Saxon. Local volunteers manning it add to the...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2016

Fascinating history of this building. Off the beaten track but worth a visit. Friendly and knowledgeable guides.

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Very atmospheric unique building, oldest church in Britain with Roman and Saxon architecture. Lovely guide with a friendly dog told us the story of King Aethelberht, Queen Bertha and Liudhard.

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

We visited this churchyard on the off chance in a visit to Canterbury. A peaceful, old churchyard with many tales. We were met by a local who told us some information and kindly gave us information on access, very kind. It was afterwards that we...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2016

This church is up the hill above the ruined abbey, the other side of the old prison (now university buildings). It was built by queen Bertha (herself the daughter of a Marovinian Frankish king, so not a Roman Christian) to welcome St Augustine when he...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Just minutes from central Canterbury is this beautiful church- the oldest in the English speaking world. You can still see parts of a Roman wall, artwork, "squint" box, and more. This church, which still offers services and spiritual support, offers a lovely brochure to help...More

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This small church is surrounded by lovely grounds, and although small, it essentially represents the beginning of Christianity in England. The church itself is the product of many centuries' work, but there are significant parts dating back to Saxon-and possibly Roman-times. Suffice to say that...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

A bitsa church with bits going all the way back to Roman times and a fantastic story involving a Christian Queen her Saxon King Husband and Saint Augustine.

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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I came here with my family and we wondered about for an hour also looking at the church and exploring the grounds. It was quite easy to get to and I really did enjoy myself, I would come here again and highly recommend it to...More

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