St Mary & St Margaret - Castle Bromwich Parish Church

ORGAN RESTORATION APPEAL


LATEST!  Free Sunday concerts

Sunday 14 July at 3 pm

Songsquad - Allison Taylor directs St Alphege C of E Junior School Choir, Solihull

 

Find out about future (and past) concerts here.


TARGET NOT YET REACHED - BUT WE'RE GETTING THERE!

In May 2019 we had an on-site meeting with the specialist of the organ restoration firm, Boggis & Co, of Norfolk. A plan is being hatched.

Read more here.


ABOUT: CASTLE BROMWICH CHURCH ORGAN

The organ of St Mary & St Margaret's church is a familiar and well-loved instrument that has been enjoyed by worshippers and visitors to Castle Bromwich church for some 200 years.

 

It is heard regularly at Sunday services and plays an important role in the main Christian festivals, such as Christmas and Easter. Over centuries, it has welcomed thousands of children brought to baptism, celebrated marriages and commemorated the lives of the faithful departed as they make their last journey. 


This venerable instrument has been regularly tuned and maintained since church records began but now, after 200 years, it is in need of a major restoration. It would be relatively easy to electrify the organ mechanism. However, this would detract from the historic importance and character of the instrument. We have made the decision to retain the traditional organ by restoring the worn-out parts as craftsmen would have done 200 years ago. 

 

If the problem is not addressed, the organ will certainly fail sometime in the near future. A full restoration will extend the life of this historic instrument and preserve the unmistakable sound of a traditional church pipe organ in Castle Bromwich for many years to come.

 


APPEAL LAUNCHED

The Appeal was launched in October 2018 when  organist Martin Bates told of the organ's long history and demonstrated what it still can do. 

Click to hear Martin explain the problems with the organ
- and hear him play!

GALLERY

Some of our visitors