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Birmingham Parish Church St Martin-in-the-Bull Ring

St. Martin in the BullringSt Martin interior

The most ancient of Birmingham's churches, St. Martin has been the focal point of the markets area since the 12th century. Inside is the oldest monument in the city, a 1325 effigy of the Lord of the Manor Sir William de Bermingham. The present building, with a stained glass window by Burne-Jones, dates from 1875. Home to the world's first change ringing peal of 16 bells. Grade II listed building. St. Martin has undergone a major refurbishment over the past five years.

Detailed Information


St. Martin in the Bull Ring,
Edgbaston Street,
B5 5BB.

Tel: 0121 600 6020

Contact Person(s): Christine McAteer

Church Website

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  • Free

Opening Hours

  • All year round.
  • Monday to Saturday: 10:00 to 4.30pm.
  • Sunday: 09:00 to 7.30pm.
  • Sun.: Worship, 9.30am, 11.00am and 6.00pm (traditional Anglican Service)
  • Tues.: Healing Service, 12.30pm.
  • Thurs.: Mid-week Communion, 12.30pm
  • Sat.: Saturday Service 2.00 p.m.


  • Church Shop.
  • Tea Lounge@ St. Martin
  • St. Martin's Centre for Health and Healing
  • Saint Martin Arts


  • Guided tours by arrangement.
  • Festive walkrounds.
  • Open days.
  • Education programme by arrangement.
  • Children's activities.
  • Private hire.

Disabled Visitors

  • Disabled access.

How to get there:

  • Train: Moor Street Station or New Street Station.
  • Bus: all buses into city using the A34 Stratford Road or A45 Coventry Road.
  • Car/coach: the church is on the A34 just before it joins the inner ring road.


  • Cars: Bull Ring area car parks.
  • Coaches: set down only. City centre pay-and-display.

Average Length of Visit

  • guided tours last 30 minutes to 1 hour.