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 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.
We will be starting our programme of openings on Saturday mornings from Saturday 15 April 2017 until Saturday 28 October 2017 from 1030-1230. Come along to see the restored Whall painting. We will be looking for more stewards/guides for this project over the next year: if you would be interested in becoming a guide please contact the Trust via our Contact Us page: full training will be given! The first training meeting will be held on Saturday 15 April 2017.
Each year the Trustees prepare a brief summary of the work undertaken by the Trustees to the St Martin's Church Parish Annual Meeting. The 2016 report is included below. A full report together with the full financial statement will be posted here when it is filed with the Charity Commission.
In 2016 we completed the restoration of the Christopher Whall painting in the Lady Chapel ("Our lady of the Goyt") thanks to a very generous donation from one of our Friends. We held a viewing of the painting in Church on Saturday 26th November when coffee and biscuits were served while people came to see the result of the first restoration and conservation project undertaken by the Heritage Trust.