CAROL MARPLES  is the artist, teacher, creative liturgist and development worker for the Soul Marks trust. Since SOUL MARKS was established in 2003 Carol’s ministry has taken her to many places. The work has included creating large-scale artworks with local and international communities, and leading a variety of workshops, projects and worship in conference centres, church halls, barns, cathedrals and tents in many other unexpected


Carol graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1988 with a BA (Hons.) in Tapestry. Since then she has regularly exhibited created installations, taught courses and led workshops for all ages and abilities in Scotland, Europe and North America in a variety of contexts: Conferences, retreats, churches, art schools and universities.

Carol completed an MLitt in Theology, Imagination and the Arts (distinction) in 2012, and a PhD in 2019 from the Institute of Theology, Imagination and the Arts, St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews. Her PhD research topic explored Contrasting Examples of Liturgical Installation Art in Christian Worship in England and Scotland from the 1980s to Present Day.

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