St Mary & St Margaret - Castle Bromwich Parish Church
ORGAN APPEAL LAUNCHED
Sunday 14 October 2018 saw the launch of the Castle Bromwich Organ Restoration Appeal. A packed church listened as church organist Martin Bates demonstrated what our old organ is still capable of and heard a little of its history.
The organ of St Mary & St Margaret's church is a familiar and well-loved instrument enjoyed by worshippers and visitors to Castle Bromwich church for some 200 years.
Its music is heard regularly at Sunday services and plays an important role in the main Christian festivals, such as Christmas and Easter. Over the 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 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.
St Mary & St Margaret
The Parish Church
of Castle Bromwich
Music has played an important part of worship at Castle Bromwich parish church for hundreds of years. We're now trying to raise almost £80,000 to save our historic organ for many years to come.
CHURCH ORGAN APPEAL
St Mary and St Margaret
Castle Bromwich Parish Church
Old Chester Road
Birmingham B36 9DE
Tel: 0121 747 1270