ORGAN MUSIC

The original organ in its position between chancel and vestry was badly vandalized. `The organ, built by the Norwich firm of Norman Bros & Beard, had been in use for almost 100 years when the church was made redundant.

Soon after the church became used again it benefited from an American reed organ and an electric organ generously donated. Then in 2013 Richard Bower, an organ builder from Weston Longville, provided on temporary loan a 1970’s Hill, Norman & Beard ‘Chester” organ and gave a recital raising £330.

In 2016 Richard Bower installed the pipe organ (c.1840-50 by Charles Allen of London) originally constructed for Stoke Rochford Hall, near Grantham. The organ was presented on loan by Mrs Judith Coates and her family. It was used for the first time at a service in September, conducted by the Bishop of Thetford, to celebrate the completion of the 2015 restoration work.

One of the two organs loaned to the church before the pipe organ arrived from Stoke Rochford Hall - see opposite.

organ 2015


17 SEPTEMBER 2022 - RECITAL BY LAURENCE BENNETT

On Saturday September 17 there will be a recital by Laurence Bennett playing the church’s Charles Allen pipe organ from 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm. He will be playing an eclectic mix of pieces from Bach to the Beatles including compositions by Elgar, Faure, Peter Maxwell-Davies and Andrew Lloyd-Webber.

This is a free event, with donations for the fabric fund for future maintenance and repair of the church. https://www.laurencebennettmusic.com/

organ 2022


Scene before restoration - The badly vandalised organ in its original position between chancel and vestry. The organ, built by the Norwich firm of Norman Bros & Beard, had been in use for almost 100 years when the church was made redundant - see below.

The pipe organ from Stoke Rochford Hall now in regular use at west end of nave - see below.

damaged organ

repaired organ