The history of St Martins of Tour

I’ve recently been working on a new oral history project for St Martins of Tour, a London based charity that originally called The Catholic Fund for Destitute Men. It was set up by Anthony Bartlett in the 1920s to help the homeless in London. Anthony was the last man in the world to hold the antiquated and decorative position of Gentiluomo, as Gentleman at Arms to the Cardinal Archbishops of Westminster.

Today St Martins provides a range of services to support some of the most vulnerable people in society to rebuild their lives.

Watch this space for the soon to be launched website with sound bites from service users and staff past and present, historical timeline and photos of participants.