Tim follows in the footsteps of his maternal grandfather & great-grandfather in terms of ecclesiastical woodworking, although they were woodcarvers rather than furniture makers.
They worked as part of a team, on the reredos of Canterbury Cathedral & various English churches as well as carving a church memorial in Malta, to commemorate the wartime sieges there.
Tim grew up with the knowledge of his forebears’ achievements & with some of their personal ‘family heirloom’ carvings around him, not to mention the enormous benefit of a head-start given by his father – an extremely capable home woodworker with a very well equipped cellar.
Since then Tim has had the privilege of carrying out many ecclesiastical commissions, including creating Hereford Cathedral’s well-used ‘Welcome Desk’, made in 2005.
Ecclesiastical commissions to date:
– Welcome Desk
(plus non-commissioned ‘Christmas Star’, gifted by Tim)
St.Mary the Virgin, Hartpury
– lectern & chairs
Holy Trinity, Hereford
St.Michael & All Angels, Edwyn Ralph
St.John the Baptist, Preston, nr. Ledbury
– altar rails
St James the Great, Colwall
– lectern; altar table; prie-dieux & choirbook stands
– Prayer desk
All Saints, Coddington
– altar table; pulpit; chair
– church warden wands
St.Michael’s Hospice Chapel, Bartestree
– cabinet; prie-dieu; altar table
St. Mary’s, Ross-on-Wye
– altar table; Welcomers Table plus vestibule furniture
St. Mary’s, Richmond
– pair of ‘ Welcomers’ cabinets; safe frame;
candle plinths; storage cabinets;
– side table
Private client commission for a church in Scotland – collecting box to match design previously made by ancestor of client
Private client commission by cleric – pole mounts & stand for group of silver Ethiopian crosses