St Martin's Church

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St Martin's Church information

Canterbury , United Kingdom
Address
Street North Holmes Rd
More information
www.martinpaul.org
Opening hours
11am-4pm Tue, Thu & Sat Apr-Sep, to 3pm Oct-Mar
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Lonely Planet review

This stumpy little building just off the road to Sandwich is thought to be England's oldest parish church in continuous use, and where Queen Bertha (wife of the Saxon King Ethelbert) welcomed St Augustine when he arrived in England in the 6th century. The original Saxon church has been swallowed up by a medieval refurbishment, but is still worth the walk out of town to see.