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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 via mobile

This is the oldest church in the English speaking world which really gives one pause when standing inside it. It was established in 579 AD when the Catholic Queen Bertha of France married the pagan Anglo Saxon King Ethelbert. The church has well preserved Roman...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This UNESCO site is a short walk from town. It has an interesting graveyard which has seating so you can enjoy the afternoon sun. The church itself is very old and of historical significance.

Thank JeffroNZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I December, I took my nephew to Canterbury for his tenth birthday. As French persons, we had heard about the famous cathedral but nothing about this church which turns out to be the oldest one in England ! During opening times, volunteers (we met a...More

Thank Marie-Albane C
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This church is a pleasant walk from St. Augustine's Abbey and then back to the Cathedral. Several items of interest are marked well inside the church. It is also marked to show the Roman parts of the walls. It is still used today and we...More

1  Thank heather o
Reviewed 30 December 2017

small intimate house of worship with history dating from the Roman times. Built for King Ethelberts wife, the lovely Bertha in 530. St Augustine worshipped here. The grave yard is also worth a visit.

1  Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 27 December 2017

What an amazing place. History running back to the Romans, this little church is the oldest continuously used church in the English speaking world. The graveyard is straight out of the movies. Beautiful old stone headstones and capstones dating back hundreds of years. It's just...More

Thank Rod L
Reviewed 24 December 2017

A very small, very old, beautiful church, the oldest parish church in continuous use. It has a lovely atmoshere. The graveyard too, is well worth a visit.

Thank ruegrande
Reviewed 4 December 2017

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 29 November 2017

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 27 November 2017

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
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