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.

St Martin's Heritage Trust News

Forthcoming events

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

For more details please see below or use our Contact Us page or telephone 0161 449 5299.

Restoration Projects

At a recent meeting the Trustees agreed that the first project for the Trust would be the restoration of the War Memorial in Church. This would involve cleaning the bronze sculpture and refreshing the gold lettering of the names of the fallen. Initially we will seek advice from the experts within the Diocese on how to proceed and this is in process. We will also investigate the possibility of altering the lighting within Church in that area so that the details of the sculpture can be better shown.

Party gathering: art and history of Church Lighting

A party gathering was held after the evening mass celebrating Candlemass on Sunday 1 February 2015. 
Father Ed spoke on the significance of lights in religion, and Anthony Burton gave a short slideshow on the art-historical aspects of church lighting (candlesticks, chandeliers, coronae, gasoliers and electrical fittings).  Jean Tipper introduced the newly established Friends charitable trust.

St Martin's Low Marple Heritage Trust set up!

Our application to the Charity Commission to set up a charitable trust was approved on 28 July 2014, and we are now proceeding to develop the work of the Trust and to recruit Friends, as described in this website.

Introductory Lectures

Two lectures were given by Anthony Burton:

  • “The Beauty of Holiness: The background to the artistic heritage of St Martin’s” on Friday 11 July 2014.
  • “The Making of St Martin’s: The aggregation of an Arts and Crafts Church” on Friday 18 July 2014.

These attracted remarkably good audiences, and aroused local interest, including some invitations to repeat the talks to other bodies. If you are interested in a repeat performance, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further Information

For further information about the Trust, please contact: Michael Newton, 45 Clement Road, Marple Bridge, Stockport SK6 5AG. Phone (home) 0161 449 5299. or use our Contact Us page.

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