Watch this space for Organ recitals for this year.
The recitals commence at 6pm on SUNDAYS and are followed by refreshments in the vestry.
Entry is free however there is a retiring collection for Christian Aid.
The William Hill Organ
The firm of William Hill existed from about 1832 to 1916. William Hill (1789 – 1871) was one of the most famous Victorian organ builders. The organ in All Saints was built when Hill’s grandson, Dr Arthur George Hill, MA, LittD, FSA (1857 – 1923) was head of the firm. He was noted for noble and well-designed organ cases. The casework at All Saints has fine pipe shades, though the pipe shade on the bass side, regrettably, has been lost.
There is still a slot at the side of the organ where the hand pump lever was, with little wheels for the ‘tell-tale’ to indicate the amount of wind (air) left in the bellows.
When the organ was installed in All Saints a panel from the Sanctuary was used at the rear of the instrument, with the original brass plaque.
The organ was a wide use beyond its liturgical function. Recitals and concerts are held regularly during the summer season and the instrument is greatly appreciated by the parishioners.
A booklet on the history of the organ is available at the church, price £1
History of Music at All Saints'
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