The organ

Following the rebuilding of the Church after wartime bomb damage, a new two-manual organ was supplied by Noel Mander and installed in the chamber under the tower at the west end, with a detached console in the Lady Chapel (the South Choir aisle).

This gives the organist a good view of the choir, but it is remote from the sound-source.

In 2014 the organ was rebuilt and enlarged by Village Workshop, with a second-hand, three-manual console, still in the Lady Chapel. The new third manual is a Solo division, and consists entirely of extensions from the other two manuals – an ingenious and useful facility.

The result is a versatile instrument in the English romantic tradition, as well adapted to the demands of choral and congregational accompaniment as to the performance of solo organ music from a wide variety of traditions.

Specification of the organ

Great: Double Open Diapason 16’, Large Diapason 8’, Small Diapason 8’, Dulciana 8’, Claribel 8’, Principal 4’, Flute 4’, Fifteenth 2’, Twelfth 2 2/3, Sesquialtera II, Mixture II, Trumpet 8’, Solo Trumpet 8’, Clarion 4’.

Swell: Open Diapason 8’, Stopped Diapason 8’,  Viol da Gamba 8’, Voix Celeste 8’, Principal 4’, Flute 4’, Fifteenth 2’, Mixture III, Clarinet, 8’, Oboe, 8’, Horn 8’, Contra Fagotto 16’. Octave and Suboctave couplers, Unison off

Solo: Clarinet, 8’ (from Swell), Oboe 8’ (from Swell), Trumpet 8’ (from Great), Solo Trumpet, 8’ (from Great), Clarion 4’ (from Great). Octave and Suboctave couplers, Unison off.

Pedal:  Open Wood 16’, Open Metal 16’, Bourdon 16’, Octave 8’, Cello 8’, Bass Flute 8’, Fifteenth 4’, Resultant Bass 32’, Trumpet 8’, Clarion 4’, Contra Fagotto 16’, Trombone 16’.

Couplers and accessories: Swell to Great, Swell to Solo, Solo to Great, Great to Pedal, Swell to Pedal, Solo to Pedal.
Six thumb pistons to each manual division, six toe studs to Swell (on left) and Pedal (on right). Great on Pedal toe pistons.
Eight general thumb pistons on 100 levels of memory. Setter piston on capture system.
Stepper piston and toe stud.