St Martin within Ludgate

One of the most striking aspects about St Martin within Ludgate exterior is its tall, sharp leaded spire, which when seen from the lower part of Fleet Street, is a deliberate foil to the massive rounded dome of St Paul's Cathedral.

Hanes yr eglwys hon

No doubt Wren planned this dramatic effect when he reconstructed the previous medieval church, destroyed by the Great Fire, between 1677 and 1684.

Notable woodwork includes the original reredos, communion table, communion rails and pulpit. There are also bread shelves, on which wealthier worshippers would place bread for the poor of the parish to collect.

The simplicity of the interior with its vibrant stained-glass windows and impressive organ comes to life when the large central brass chandelier is lit with real candles. This signature piece was brought from St Vincent Cathedral in the West Indies in 1777.

The font under the organ gallery is inscribed with a Greek palindrome: NIYON ANOMHMA MH MONAN OYIN ('cleanse my sin not only my face').

The building sustained the least damage of all City churches during World War II.

There is a 360 tour of the church

Prif nodweddion

  • Pensaernïaeth ysblennydd
  • Celfi campus
  • Hanesion treftadaeth gymdeithasol
  • Treftadaeth genedlaethol yma

Gwybodaeth ar gyfer ymwelwyr

  • Safle bws o fewn 100m
  • Grisiau i gael mynediad i'r eglwys neu'r fynwent
  • Toiledau hygyrch yn yr eglwys
  • Toiledau anhygyrch yn yr eglwys
  • Caffi o fewn 500m

Other nearby churches


Nederlandse Kerk

The Dutch Church is a reformed church on the site of the 13th century Augustinian friary, the original building granted to Protestant refugees for their church services in 1550 was destroyed during the London Blitz.

Dewch yn Gyfaill Ymddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol yr Eglwysi - ar gyfer pobl sy'n dwli ar eglwysi!