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.
17 November 2018: Afternoon Study Session led by Anthony Burton entitled The Arts and Craft Movement. This promises to be a very interesting afternoon. Click the button for more information but please note that we ask that you contact Ann Sayer in advance so that we can organise catering for the afternoon tea.
24 November 2018: Children's workshop-Christmas Tree Decorations. One week before the Church Christmas Tree Festival, a fun afternoon for children of all ages making decorations based on the Art within the Church. Further details shortly.