St Martin of Tours, Epsom

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There has been a church on this site since the 7th Century. The present church dates back to the 12th century with additions in the 15th century (the medieval tower) and the 19th century (the Georgian nave) with the crossing, chancel and sanctuary being added in 1908.

 

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St Martin was a very influential early Christian hermit, monk and later leader, becoming Bishop of Tours in 371. He began his life as a soldier in the Roman army who famously renounced his military service having parted his cloak with his sword to share it with a beggar.

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