Organ Restoration Project
The organ is a critical part of our worship at St. Paul’s and sits at the heart of a lively musical community with frequent concerts, recitals and choral services. Services are enriched by the singing of hymns and the sound of organ music within the liturgy. The church is proud of its musical tradition and the organ plays a vital role in the provision of music, prayer and spiritual contemplation.
In 1880, Forster and Andrews of Hull, the foremost organ builder in Northern England, built the organ for St Paul’s Church and it originally stood where the Lady Chapel is now located. In 1970 it was moved to its present location when the hall was divided from the church.
Apart from a few minor changes, the organ is almost untouched from its original design. This is rare and very few Forster and Andrews instruments survive in such a preserved state. As such, the organ is of significant heritage value, in addition to being high-quality musical instrument.
We have great pleasure to announce the restoration of the organ is in it's final stages and will be playable once again from Friday 22nd March at the St Paul's Opera: Oratorio concert here in the church at 7.30pm.
Everyone is welcome.
We will be celebrating it's full restoration later in the year, further details to follow.
Your support is needed to raise £120,000 to restore the organ, to protect the instrument for another one hundred years, and to ensure it's place in the heart of St. Paul's for the future.
How to Donate
St. Paul's PCC Organ Appeal,
Natwest, Clapham Common
Sort Code: 60-05-34
Account Number: 23747846
Payable to 'St Paul's PCC/Organ Appeal'