The lovely pipe organ in Holy Saviour Church has been in constant use for services and concerts for thirty years and has had only tuning and routine maintenance. It is now becoming unreliable, and is demanding imaginative efforts by organists to counter its increasingly unexpected behaviour.
The organ is in need of comprehensive overhaul. This involves removal for cleaning and adjustment of all the 798 pipes, not to mention careful renovation of the complex mechanical linkages which open the valves in response to operation of the keys and pedals. The work, which is skilled and labour-intensive, is expected to take six weeks.
We hope that work can begin in January 2017, to be completed by the end of February.
The project will cost approximately £16,000 (+ VAT, which we hope to reclaim).
Each year the Church tries hard to meet its outgoings, and although we have some reserved savings, we cannot afford to borrow from this fund without repaying it. This is why we need YOUR help!
Will you support our venture by donating to our Organ Renovation Appeal, “PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS”?