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The Organ

The original organ was purchased from the London Opera House (not the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden) and believed to be the same that Handel himself played on.  In celebration of the centenary of Christ Church in 1875, the original organ was replaced with a new three-manual instrument by Gray and Davidson.


To celebrate the 175th anniversary of Christ Church, several rows of pews were removed and the organ console relocated down to the east end of the nave.  This coincided with the installation of an electrically powered organ bellows known as B.O.B. being situated within the tower above the vestry.  The original instructions still hang next to it.


The organ still works although it is not played often enough.  We encourage anyone who can play it to have a go when we open the building as the sound fills the space unlike anything else.  If anyone is interested in practising on a full-size instrument then please get in contact.

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