Henry Martyn Trust

Free Henry Martyn audio tour

Henry Martyn (1781-1812)

On this tour you will visit sites associated with the life and work of Henry Martyn (1781-1812) - Cambridge scholar, Anglican priest and missionary to the peoples of India and Persia - and you will hear about his life from Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide’s former archivists, Dr Lucy Hughes and Dr Sue Sutton, Revd Dr Adrian Chatfield, Director of the Simeon Centre, Ridley Hall and James Robinson, the sacristan of All Saints Church, Jesus Lane.

To turn on your tour, please make sure that your handset is in the ‘on’ position. You may pause, rewind or fast forward the tour at any time by pressing the forward or back buttons and the play button. (Press twice if the handset has gone into energy saving mode. If you encounter any problems, switch off and on again. Press play and hold for a few seconds until the display reappears).

Please aim to finish your tour and return your handset and headphones to the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide no later than 4 p.m. (or 12:30 p.m. on Fridays). You will have your £20 deposit returned to you there.


Stop 1: Henry Martyn Hall (To the right of Holy Trinity Church, Market Street)

Stop 2: All Saints Church, Jesus Lane

Stop 3: St John’s College (Please take the tourist entrance a few yards to the left of the main gated entrance. There is currently an entrance fee to see the chapel and College grounds).

Stop 4: Ridley Hall (Please ask at the Porter’s Lodge to be shown the chapel. The stain glass of Henry Martyn is at the top of a narrow stone spiral staircase. No children allowed up for safety reasons. It can also be seen from the ground floor).

Stop 5: The Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide (in the grounds of Westminster College, on the Madingley roundabout).


At the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide, biographies of Henry Martyn are located at classmark 920 MAR. Feel free to browse the library and ask for further information if you wish to register to borrow books. The Centre closes at 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 1 p.m. on Friday. Please return your handset and headphones. We will return your deposit, and will be happy to give you a free cup of tea or coffee.

For further information contact the CCCW librarian










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