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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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Day-Trip to Canterbury and Dover from London
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St. Martins Court North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1QS, England
+44 1227 768072
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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.

1  Thank WillStaffordshire
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Closed when we visited, OK to look around the outside but could see nothing different to thousands of other churches.

Thank LesGUk
Reviewed 30 June 2017

St Martins was the first Christian church in the uk. It may have been 907 ad. Sorry not to be more specific. If one of the.church elders are there they will give you a full insight into the history.

1  Thank katiegowlett
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We were so amazed at this old church and the cemetery. It is so steeped in history and a must to see. It is the oldest church in England that still provides church service.

Thank Coreen D
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