This parish church, also known locally as the Martens Church, existed as early as 1300 . The construction became necessary when Archbishop Wilbrand had a new city wall built for Magdeburg in the middle of the 13th century at the level of the Krökentor towards the Elbe . The area north of the city wall originally belonged to the district of the Sankt-Jakobi-Kirche Magdeburg , but should now be assigned to the Neustadt and the local Sankt-Nicolai-Kirche . The residents of the area who resisted this got their own church.
The church building was located near the Elbe in the immediate vicinity of the Agnetenkloster . Later there was a union with the monastery. The church existed until around 1550. Its importance for Neustadt is likely to have been minor, since only a few sources can be found for the church.
Even later, the area south of the monastery was referred to as Martini- or Märtenskirchof . Until 1811, part of the old churchyard served as a burial place.
In 1812 the French occupation forces demolished most of the old town and the Agnetenkloster in order to build fortifications for the Magdeburg fortress . During the construction work for the fortifications, the foundations of the former Martini church were found.
From 1898 onwards, the Protestant Martinskirche was built elsewhere in the Old New Town , which in a certain sense resumed the name tradition, even if it was not dedicated to Martin von Tours but to Martin Luther .
- Hans-Joachim Krenzke, Churches and Monasteries in Magdeburg , Magdeburg 2000, page 93
- Helmut Menzel, in Magdeburger Volksstimme from June 25, 2005
- Scheffer, The Three Churches of the New Town , 1874