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Address: St. Martins Court North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1QS, England
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Oldest Church in the English speaking World!

Interesting church. Smaller than I thought and was hoping for a few more ancient artifacts but interesting all the same. Free entry.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting church. Smaller than I thought and was hoping for a few more ancient artifacts but interesting all the same. Free entry.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This Saxon church with many later additions is built on the site of a Roman temple to Siluris (the spring still wells up and floods the church occasionally), and may have been a Celtic shrine before the Romans. Of considerable archaeological interest. Built at the direction of Queen Bertha (who was a Marovignian princess and hence not a Roman Catholic)... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This was not widely advertised and I came across this church by chance. Wow, the history the place is fascinating - I didn't realise the historical significance of this church, or that it was part of the world heritage site, along with St Augustine's Abbey.The Roman bricks in parts were present in bits of the building,as well as evidence of... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Got there at about 4pm on Sunday 5th March. The general introductory board at the entrance told us some of the history of the Church. But Tripadvisor had warned us it was best to phone first, so we might have a guide, and also could look inside the Church. We shall do that next time. The board at the entrance... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Check opening times before you visit. An incredible building including a very old font and some roman walls.

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River Forest Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Arriving in Canterbury, we jumped in a cab to get to this church on a Sunday morning right after its morning service. We were welcomed by several members of the congregation and encouraged to take a good luck at their ancient Church. It's a small place and only takes ten or fifteen minutes to appreciate. It very much is home... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

After walking quite a way out of the city centre to see this historic church, we were very disappointed to find that it was closed with no advertised opening ties other than services.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
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 church we have still being used for services. There is a large graveyard surrounding the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 experience.

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Olney, United Kingdom
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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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