Organist

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The Organist

St. Mary’s has a fine pipe organ and appreciates the many people who play for our services. The evening services, choir practice, weddings and funerals are staffed already. We would welcome applications from an organist who would play for our 10.30 a.m. Sunday services on a regular basis. This involves leading the choir with a sung setting of the Holy Communion, an anthem with a rehearsal before the service and also accompanying the congregational hymns. Please apply through our contact page.

The Organ

In 1882 William Hill and Sons built for St. Mary’s a two-manual and pedals organ, replacing a four-stop single manual organ previously used. The organ was enlarged to a three-manual organ in 1892. There was a rebuild in 1953 by Rushworth and Dreaper which incorporated a detached console in the north transept. In 1993, F.H. Browne of Canterbury undertook major repairs and restoration, including the addition of new stops. The organ is now one of the best (if not the best) in the local area.