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About The Turners in the Church

The Turners in the Church

We'd like you to meet the makers, Jules and Randal Marr R.P.T., whose work celebrates the lives of trees.

We have many decades of celebrating the lives of trees with our work. In the past we supplied prestigious clients-Liberty’s of London. John Makepeace Workshops, the National Trust, Harlow Carr gardens in Harrogate, and Temple Newsham in Leeds as examples of a few. Some these were unique commissions; our bottle stoppers were twice chosen for inclusion in the Queen Mother’s Christmas crackers for her staff.

The Worshipful Company of Turners, one of the oldest guilds, formed in the 12th century maintains a Register of Professional Turners. Randal is proud to be a member for many years. Another accolade that pleases us is the winning of the Ted Mahoney Award for All that is Excellent in the Craft Industry. Coming first in a field of 990 other competitors was a thrilling moment.

The redundant chapel of ease, St. Mary Magdalene, Langthorne is both our home and place of work. The Studio, as we call the chancel where we do the majority of the work, is a mere step away from the rest of our home. The garden that surrounds the building provides us seamlessly with beauty, fruit, vegetables, flowers, nuts, and some of the raw material for our work.

Jules and Randal Marr, R.P.T.