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.

 

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


Castle Bromwich Church Organ

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.

 

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