St Martin's Low Marple Heritage Trust Archive

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St Martin's Heritage Trust News

Archived articles and older news:

Christopher Whall painting restored

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.

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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.

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