The organ is one of the finest in the area. The 2 manual instrument was built originally by Norman & Beard and installed in 1913 shortly after the Church was consecrated. In 1979, Manders revised the specification, creating a brighter sound. Cleaning and some revoicing took place in 2004.

The console is historically important, having a unique stop control system originally devised by the blind organist, Alfred Hollins.

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Learn the Organ. Some years ago we introduced a scheme to train student organists. We provide lessons, practice facilities, and the chance to play under supervision during the services. Having replenished our training funds during the organ’s centenary year, we now have a vacancy for a further Organ Student (details available from Ian Church, email ianchurch@ntlworld.com)

The organ is currently in the care of F H Browne & Sons of Canterbury.

Specification

Great

16 Double Diapason
8 Open Diapason
8 Hohl Flote
8 Dulciana
4 Principal
4 Harmonic Flute
2 2/3 Nazard
2 Fifteenth
III Mixture
8 Tromba
Swell to Great

Swell

8 Open Diapason
8 Stopped Diapason
8 Salicional
8 Voix Celeste (ten C)
4 Gemshorn
4 Lieblich Flote
2 Fifteenth
II Mixture
16 Bassoon
8 Horn
Swell Octave
Swell Tremulant

Pedal

16 Open Diapason
16 Bordun
8 Bass Flute
8 Violoncello
Swell to Pedal
Great to Pedal

The organ is listed in the ‘National Pipe Organ Register