St Martin's Church History

St Martin’s is Bilborough’s only surviving medieval building. It was built on a piece of high ground between around 1350 and 1400. In those days Bilborough was just a small rural village, and this church was big enough to accommodate everyone who lived nearby.


In the 20th century Bilborough grew rapidly. After World War II the medieval church became too small to accommodate everyone who wanted to worship here. To solve the problem, a modern extension was built in 1972. The church was lovingly restored between 2010 and 2014. St Martin’s is a Grade 2* listed building, because it is important to the nation.

All of us have skills and talents that we could make more of – hidden treasures that are waiting to be discovered. Come and find yours at St Martin’s.


Our project manager for the Hidden Treasures project is Hilary Wheat, she can be contacted by email


To find our more about forthcoming Hidden Treasures activities and to find out about volunteering opportunities on the Hidden Treasures project please contact

Opening Times

Throughout the year Wednesday 10-4pm | March to October - Fridays and Saturdays 11am -3pm

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