St Martins celebrates 150 years

A SERVICE of commemoration was held to mark the 150th anniversary of a Scarborough church.

This month 150 years ago the laying of the foundation stone took place at St Martin on the Hill.

To mark the occasion there was a service of commemoration led by the Bishop of Hull.

In that service Mary Craven, the generous benefactor of the building and George Frederick Bodley, its architect, were remembered.

Mary Craven was also the benefactor for St. Michael’s church, the daughter church of St. Martin’s, resulting in members from St. Michael’s present at the service too. The service was then followed by a lunch for parishioners from both churches.

In conjunction with the anniversary, the parish flower arrangers put together a mini exhibition entitled “Yesterday and Today” of flowers and vestments.

The parish is now looking forward to July 11, 2013; the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the church.