St Martin's Low Marple Heritage Trust News and Events
This section of the web site is for details of future events, reports on past events and news concerning St Martin's Low Marple Heritage Trust and other matters relating to the church's history and heritage.
The following events are currently arranged or being planned:
- Friday 13th October 2017: Illustrated talk by Brenda King, Chair of The Textiles Society.
- Weekend 3rd-5th November 2017: Arts and Heritage Weekend
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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.
We will not be taking part in the Heritage Open Weekend this year but instead will be running an Arts and Heritage Weekend in support of St Martin's 150th Anniversary celebrations. This follows on from the very successful Flower Festival in June, and again will serve to highlight the artistic heritage within the church but with a modern twist. The centrepiece of the Weekend will be a number of art works which have been commissioned from individuals and societies within the area taking as inspiration an unused design for a stained glass window by Christopher Whall. The works will include tapestry, silk painting and embroidery.
The Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2016 were approved by the Trustees at its meeting on 25 July 2017 and can be viewed here. The Charity Commission Annual Return has also been filed.
After 9 months of planning and preparation, Romiley Floral Art Guild led by chairman David Mason produced a stunning display of floral arrangement to mark 150 years of worship at St Martin's Church on Brabyns Brow in Marple. The display included works by Chelsea Flower Show medal winners and reflected the colours and natural materials used in the Arts and Craft movement of which St Martin's is a leading example in the North West.
2017 marks the 150th anniversary of worship on the site of St Martin's Church. The original services were held in a temporary building whilst the present church was being built and one of the events which are planned for this year is a Flower Festival to be held from Thursday 15 June until Sunday 18 June 2017. The theme of the Festival will be Arts and Crafts and the flower arrangements will be planned and completed by members of the Romiley Floral Art Guild.
The Heritage Trust will be supporting the event: the final programme has now been released and it promises to be one of the highlights of the year: