Cathedral Close, Exeter, EX1 1EZ, Devon, England
A thousand-year-old church in the heart of modern Exeter
St Martin's props up the black-and-white building of Mol's Coffee House on a corner of Exeter's historic Cathedral Close. It is one of the oldest buildings in the city, consecrated a year before the Norman Conquest, and was once one of six churches clustered in the cathedral's shadow.
It is the most important and complete church in the centre of Exeter, having escaped both Victorian refurnishing and the Second World War bombing that severely damaged many other Exeter churches.
The gallery has painted on it the arms of the city and of Bishop Trelawny, a local hero in Cornwall, who was imprisoned for libel by James II. There are also several magnificent monuments in the church including one of Philip Hooper (a benefactor who donated the reredos) splendidly bewigged, he kneels at a prayer desk with a skull and pile of books.
This beautiful church is available for lectures, conferences, music concerts and similar events.
Availability: Anytime, please contact Helen Booker for more information.
Hire Costs: It depends on the event.
This venue is suitable for the following occasions.
Wedding, Reunion, Local Community Meeting, Societies and Clubs, Music Event, Theatre Production, Other, Christenings / Blessings, Wakes, Fitness Classes / Yoga, Educational Pursuits, Church Event / Choir Practice, School Events, Naming Ceremonies, Film Shoots, Corporate Events
This listing was last updated: 22/01/2024
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There is 1 review of St Martin's Church, Exeter, Devon.
Great spot, everyone found it really easily, lovely staff helping us to set up. It was St Stephens and has a display of banners and it very bright and open. Booking was easy and we thought we had lost the key , but got immediate help. Neat little kitchen for refreshments. Toilets are outside and 20p but for a public toilet it was really clean and spacious and modern. Rates very competetive. Would recommend
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