St Martin's Low Marple Heritage Trust Archive
This section of the web site is for older news, reports and articles we don't want to loose.
Archived articles and older news:
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.
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.
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.