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The Annunciation by Rossetti is located on the left-hand side of the pulpit.

Last update:
19th January 2019 to the Events Page


Weekly Free Guided Tours of the Church


Forthcoming Events updated
see EVENTS page

A Victorian Melodrama

Ammendments and updates:

The Adam and Eve Windows

The Dorothea Window

The East Windows

The Philip Webb Apostles' Symbols Windows


Welcome to the Friends of St. Martin's

If you would like to visit our church this week please check out the church open times and other events on the Events Page.

(If you wish to visit the church website please click the following link:

St. Martin’s is the perfect High Victorian Church, and was built in response to the rapid urban development of The South Cliff that had taken place since 1845.

The church was designed by George Frederick Bodley from Hull. He was commissioned by Miss Mary Craven, a spinster, also originally from Hull, whose generosity ensured the success of the project. Bodley employed the newly formed firm of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Company to complete the decoration and stained glass, and the church was consecrated in July 1863.

The windows exhibit designs by William Morris, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Philip Webb and Ford Madox Brown, while the pulpit, and east wall are decorated with paintings designed by Rossetti, Morris and Burne-Jones. 

The form and furnishings of the church are the product of the medievalism of Victorian art. St. Martin’s remains today the physical and spiritual heir to the love of ritual and worship inspired by the Oxford Movement of the 1840s. The church represents an increasingly precious inheritance in art, history and worship.

The Friends Group, formed in 2013 as part of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations, supports St Martin’s by;

Subscription Rates:

The minimum annual subscription is;

Individual Membership: £25.00
Family Membership: £40.00
Individual Life Membership: £100.00
Corporate Membership: £120.00


Arrangements for individuals or organisations wishing to become patrons can be individually negotiated.

If you wish to join, download the membership form here.

If you prefer to give us a donation the gift aid form can be downloaded here.

For further enquiries please email fosm.members@gmail.com

Please note that this site is still under construction. An alternative email address to contact, especially about guided tours (see Events page), is mchlbrtft@gmail.com Top