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St. Martin's Church

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St. Martins Court North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1QS, England
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This was the church in existence when Saint Augustine arrived and he made it his headquarters. This is where the local queen, Bertha, worshiped. Her husband converted and gave Augustine the land for the Cathedral and Abbey he built. The three properties make up a...More

Thank txtfa001
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small church with a HUGE history! St. Martin's is a lovely building with an overwhelming history. Knowing that the entire building is over 1000 years older than my country is just mind blowing! We were shown around by a lovely woman named Ruth who knew...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere in this ancient, Saxon Church makes up for its very plainness interior. It is quite a hike from the centre of town, but well worth the effort

Thank Salvington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an historically significant spot. It is where St. Augustine preached after being sent to England by the Pope to restore Christianity to the island. St. Martin’s Church is the oldest continuously operating church in the English speaking world. It has been significantly expanded...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 September 2018

From the cathedral it is uphill all the way to this tiny little church but it is so loaded with history I would strongly suggest you give it a go. Situated just outside the city centre, St.Martin's was Queen Bertha's chapel before Augustine's arrival. It...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

St Martin's Church is one of the three places in Canterbury that form together it's Unesco heritage site. Situated slightly further from the town centre (roughly 15-20 min walk), it is far less touristic, and when we visited it, there was no one except for...More

1  Thank KirillLukjanov
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

St.Martin's is the oldest English-speaking church still active. It is a small church with little to explore but rich History. It is surrounded by a cemetery and it is quiet and peaceful. We were greated at the entrance with a map of the church with...More

Thank Carolina G
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Th story of this church I sjust amazing. You can also follow the walk of queen Bertha from the church into canterbury cathedral. Amazingly atmospheric

Thank Enka29
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Whether you are exploring for religious or secular reasons, this is a place that you should visit if in Canterbury. The principal section represents literally the oldest functioning church in England, but there is one part of the building that may even be Roman in...More

Thank rodney3rd
Reviewed 20 July 2018

The grounds are quite lovely here to see some old tombstones surrounding one of the oldest (if not oldest) active churches in England. The building is petite and charming.

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