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St. Martin's Church

St. Martin's Church: In the 6th century St. Martin's Church was the private chapel of Queen Bertha of Kent. The church is named after St. Martin, the Bishop of Tours in France, where Queen Bertha had lived before she married Ethelbert King of Kent. St. Martin's Church is England's oldest parish church in continuous use. It was in St. Martin's Church that St. Augustine set up his mission when he arrived from Rome in 597 AD to convert the Anglo-Saxon countries to Christianity. The churchyard of St. Martin's Church contains the graves of the author Mary Tourtel, creator of Rupert Bear and landscape painter Thomas Sidney Cooper, who made a painting of St. Augustine's Abbey in 1833. St. Martin's Church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine's Abbey and St. Martin's Church. St. Martin's Church, Canterbury Cathedral and St. Augustine's Abbey represent the rebirth of Christianity in Great Britain. Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine's Abbey and St. Martin's Church gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1988.

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St. Martin's Church - In the 6th century St. Martin's Church was the private chapel of Queen Bertha of Kent. The church was the first base of the monk...

In the 6th century St. Martin's Church was the private chapel of Queen Bertha of Kent.

The church was the first base of the monk Augustine when he came to England in 597.

St. Martin's Church in Canterbury is England's oldest parish church in continuous use.

St. Martin's Church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage:

Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church.

  1. St. Martin's Church - In the 6th century St. Martin's Church was the private chapel of Queen Bertha of Kent. The church was the first base of the monk...

    In the 6th century St. Martin's Church was the private chapel of Queen Bertha of Kent.

    The church was the first base of the monk Augustine when he came to England in 597.

    St. Martin's Church in Canterbury is England's oldest parish church in continuous use.

    St. Martin's Church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage:

    Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church.

  2. St. Martin's Church - St. Martin's Church was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988. St. Martin's Church in Canterburyis part of the...

    St. Martin's Church was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988.

    St. Martin's Church in Canterburyis part of the UNESCO World Heritage:

    Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church. 

  3. St. Martin's Church - St. Martin's Church is England's oldest parish church in continuous use. The small church is surrounded by a graveyard.

    St. Martin's Church is England's oldest parish church in continuous use.

    The small church is surrounded by a graveyard.

  4. St. Martin's Church - The churchyard of St. Martin's Church contains the graves of Mary Tourtel, creator of Rupert Bear and the landscape painter Thomas Sidney...

    The churchyard of St. Martin's Church contains the graves of Mary Tourtel,

    creator of Rupert Bear and the landscape painter Thomas Sidney Cooper.

  5. St. Martin's Church - The Lychgate of St. Martin's Church in Canterbury. St. Martin's Church in Canterbury gained status as an UNESCO World...

    The Lychgate of St. Martin's Church in Canterbury.

    St. Martin's Church in Canterbury gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1988.