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Open Day, from 7 Sep 2017


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North Holmes Road,

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Thu 7 - Fri 8 Sep St Martin's Church
Sat 9 Sep St Martin's Church
Sun 10 Sep St Martin's Church
Thu 19 Oct St Martin's and Beyond


Follow in the footsteps of Queen Bertha of Kent, who prayed here in the 6th century AD. Part Roman, part Saxon, part medieval, St Martin is the oldest church in continuous use in the English-speaking world. Here St Augustine reintroduced Christianity to southern England in AD 597. The church is the seed from which both St Augustine's Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral grew. The building is Grade I listed.

Organised by: Canterbury Society/Friends of St Martin's Church.

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Dates Times
Thu 7 - Fri 8 Sep 2017 11:00 to 16:00
Sat 9 Sep 2017 10:00 to 17:00
Sun 10 Sep 2017 10:00 to 13:00
Sunday 10 September: 10am to 1pm (following the service at 9am).


No booking required.


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Map reference: TR 158577  Lat: 51.27806 Long: 1.09372

On foot from Longport, take the main A257 past Christ Church University and take the first left. The Lychgate is straight in front of you on the corner of North Holmes Road.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury East station


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