Visit: St. Martin's Church, Blackheath, Guildford

| St Martin's Church

The church of St Martin in Blackheath is an outstanding example of 19th century Victorian Arts and Crafts architecture. Its walls are decorated with unique murals depicting the life of Christ, and were painted by the American born artist, Anna Lea Merritt. However, the murals are in need of cleaning and restoration in order to protect them from future deterioration, and an appeal has been launched. Olive Maggs, an art historian and Surrey University lecturer, lives in Blackheath and has offered to give a tour and talk to Art Fund members.

Venue information

St Martin's Church

Blackheath Guildford, GU5 0PG

Entry details

15 to include a donation to the appeal. Apply to Nicholas Grealy, 01306 882168 in March. Coffee: 10am. Talk and tour: 10.30am

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)