St Martin's Low Marple Heritage Trust
St Martin’s Low Marple Heritage Trust exists to preserve and make known the artistic heritage of St Martin’s church, a Church of England church in Marple, which lies within the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport in the Greater Manchester area.
St Martin’s is a parish church in the liberal Catholic tradition of the Church of England. It was founded in 1870 by a local family who, influenced by the Oxford Movement and the ritual revival in the Church of England, wished to establish a church where Anglo-Catholic ceremonial would be observed. To create a worthy setting for this, the church employed prominent architects and designers over a period of fifty years. The church now stands as a treasury of work by artists in the English Arts and Crafts Movement. It is a Grade II* Listed Building, and thus of national significance. The Trust hopes to gain wider recognition of the artistic worth of the church, and to make it more accessible to the local community.
Brenda is an expert on Victorian textiles and particularly interested in the work of John Sedding, the principal architect involved in the design of St Martin's Church following the death of his elder brother Edmund Sedding who had received the original commission from Mrs Ann Hudson.
The talk will be entitled "Stitch and Stone-Architects and Embroidery in the Gothic Revival Era" and promises to be a very interesting evening.
The talk will begin at 7.30pm, admission is £5 (on the door) and will include refreshments.