Visit St Martin's

St Martin’s: a community of prayer and welcome in the name of Jesus Christ since before 597AD.

St Martin's Church: view inside from the West door

Location: North Holmes Road, Canterbury, CT1 1PW - roughly a 10 minute walk from the City Centre, via Longport.

6th November 2021 - visiting information update

St Martin's is now open again for visiting but we are sorry that the opening times are limited. For the present, the church will be open:

Friday 11.00 - 15.00

Saturday 10.00 - 15.00

The church will be closed for visiting on Christmas Day (except for the service at 09.00), New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. The church will also be closed for the months of January, February, and March 2022.

We apologise for any inconvenience. It may be possible to arrange opening for pre-booked groups. Please email giving at least 14 days notice if you wish to try to arrange such a visit.

St Martin’s Church is part of the Canterbury World Heritage Site; the other two parts are Canterbury Cathedral and St Augustine’s Abbey. You can book a special tour of all three parts of the Canterbury World Heritage Site – more information about the tours may be found at the website

Pre-booked groups to visit St Martin's Church can sometimes be accommodated at other times, by contacting Donations are invited towards church costs. Operational costs and repairs are funded by the local congregation and gifts from visitors. The churchyard is always open.

Vehicle access via North Holmes Road is southbound only (no vehicle access from A257 St Martin’s Hill). On-street parking is available in North Holmes Road and St Martin’s Avenue. Restrictions apply Mon-Fri 8am-6.30pm (pay at machine, display ticket, maximum stay 2 hours).

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