Brass Rubbing

Brass rubbing was a fashionable Victorian pastime that continues to be popular today. Visitors to churches wanted to take home a memento of their experience and brass rubbing was their inspired solution.

Brass Rubbing is based in our foyer space next to the gift shop (enter via glass entrance). No need to book in advance, unless you are in a large group. Prices start from only £4.50

Dick Sheppard Chapel

The Dick Sheppard Chapel is located downstairs in the Lower Crypt, and is open for quiet prayer or contemplation at certain times when the church is closed.

Please ask a member of staff for details if you’d like to use the chapel.


Visitors are welcomed to explore the church when a service, concert or rehearsal is not taking place. Self-guided Children’s Trail produced by the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) are available on the tables at the entrances.

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Art and exhibitions

St Martin’s hosts art exhibitions curated by charitable and cultural organisations.  The Foyer, Gallery, and Courtyard provide a backdrop for these organisations to share their vision with visitors to St Martin’s.

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