St Mary & St Margaret - Castle Bromwich Parish Church



Each week after the 10 am Parish Communion Service, our organist Martin Bates plays a requested piece of music in return for a donation to the Organ Restoration Fund. Pieces are chosen just for pleasure or may be dedicated in memory or celebration of a person or event. Get in touch!

April - J.S.Bach, D minor Two-Part Invention.

May - J.S.Bach, Goldberg Variations

        - Mendelssohn, Wedding March.

June - George Frederick Handel, Organ Concerto Op.4 No.6

        - Vaughan-Williams, The Lark Ascending. 

        - Mozart, Clarinet Quintet

July  - Hubert Parry 'I was glad' composed for the Coronation of Edward VII

August - Elgar, Pomp & Circumstance March

It is remarkable what Martin can coax out of this old organ, but he tells us he is careful which notes he plays - some keys stick and keep on playing and some don't play at all!


Martin gives to talks to local groups about the history of the organ. He recently visited the North Arden Local History Society at Arden Hall and is to talk to St Mary & St Margaret's Mothers' Union. If you would like to book him for your organisation, do get in touch!