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.
The Trustees are very pleased to report the completion of our second major restoration project in April 2018. The Memling Triptych is a copy of an altarpiece completed by Hans Memling, a German artist of the 15th Century, for a family chapel in Lubeck cathedral in Germany.
The following events are currently being planned:
Saturday 23 June Summer Concert with the Cantus/ Bravura Chamber choir under the directorship of Mrs Daphne Sumbler. The concert will be held in St Martin's Church starting at 7.30pm. Tickets will be £5 and will include refreshments. Further details nearer the time.