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 weekend will start on Friday 3rd November with an evening of memories in words and music featuring Margaret Comer who is the daughter of Father Simmonds, vicar from 1938-1953, together with a concert by the Cantus Chamber Choir. Further information will be posted shortly.
The Church will be open from 10-4 on Saturday 4th November and from 12-4 on Sunday 5th November to view the artworks and exhibits of local and church history. As always, refreshments will be available.