History & Architecture,  Restoration

Organ progress

Our William Gray pipe organ has been undergoing restoration for several years now, and the pipes lying on the top of pews after being cleaned and painted have almost become a permanent fixture. Last week we were delighted to welcome Philip and Karen Cartwright of Cartwright Pipe Organ Builders Ltd. to install the pipes back to where they belong. It was a busy day of cleaning and lifting, and Philip, Karen and Karl worked very hard to put the organ back together.

More work is needed before the organ is singing again, but having such knowledgeable and hardworking people on board to help us piece it back together, it shouldn’t be too long before it will be heard… and the nave is now a little less cluttered, which is always a good thing.