St Martin's Low Marple Heritage Trust
St Martin’s Low Marple Heritage Trust exists to preserve and make known the artistic heritage of St Martin’s church, a Church of England church in Marple, which lies within the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport in the Greater Manchester area.
St Martin’s is a parish church in the liberal Catholic tradition of the Church of England. It was founded in 1870 by a local family who, influenced by the Oxford Movement and the ritual revival in the Church of England, wished to establish a church where Anglo-Catholic ceremonial would be observed. To create a worthy setting for this, the church employed prominent architects and designers over a period of fifty years. The church now stands as a treasury of work by artists in the English Arts and Crafts Movement. It is a Grade II* Listed Building, and thus of national significance. The Trust hopes to gain wider recognition of the artistic worth of the church, and to make it more accessible to the local community.
Friday 12th May: Concert by Flute Salad, a group of talented young musicians from the Music Studio, New Mills. A program of summer music from 7.30pm in St Martin's church.
Further details soon.
Saturday 20th May: combined Church Opening and Coffee Morning jointly hosted by the Heritage Trust and St Martin's Mothers' Union. Join us from 10.30-12.30 to enjoy the beauty of the Church's heritage and coffee and cakes in the Church Hall. Feeding body and soul!
A History Evening has been arranged at St Martin's on Friday 21 April 2017 at 7.30 p.m. taking place in the Parish Hall behind St Martin’s Church on Brabyns Brow below the station.
The Trust is interested not only in the artistic treasures in the church, but also in the history of the parish, and the part St Martin’s played in the history of Marple.
At our History Evening, there will be a short talk with slides, and then we hope that people will offer their own memories of Marple life.
If you have any memories, or are just interested, please join us.
Admission is free, refreshments will be available.