Within the chancel of St Marks stands our organ, which remains largely unaltered from the originally installed instrument – built by Bishop & Son around 1904, the instrument is situated on the north side of the chancel and extends partially into the vestry behind. With musical pipes nestled within an oak carved trellis, our organ has led song for new lives coming together through marriage, provided the right note as we say a fond farewell to loved ones and brings our congregation together for worship each and every week.
However, the decades from initial installation have taken their toll upon this centre piece to music at St Marks. Our organists are very talented to make the most of squeeky pedals and leaky pipes – but as time goes by, the quality of the music the organ can produce diminishes.
A full restoration of the organ will see the organ fully dismantled and the various parts checked, cleaned and where required, replaced. With all complete, the organ will be carefully reassembled and adjusted to perform to it’s original glory.
St Marks are applying for grants towards the costs of restoring this instrument, however we will be short of the full amount to cover the cost for this. Therefore, we would be grateful for your generosity, if you feel able to donate to this cause:
- Within church
- By contacting our treasurer for details on how you can make a donation directly
Thank you for your time in reading this appeal; we appreciate all the support we receive.