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The original organ at St Peter's was probably built by Lincoln in 1812 and lived on the gallery under the tower until 1878, when it was moved to the chamber on the north side of the chancel. By 1952 it had deteriorated badly and Fenton Wragg overhauled it, adding much material from the organ of St Columba's Church, Mansfield Road. Further overhauls and additions were made by Henry Willis in 1964 and Hill, Norman & Beard in 1983, but by the end of the 20th century there were further problems as much of the mechanism was wearing out. The additions over the years had not solved the problem of the organ being enclosed in a chamber with only two small arches to let the sound out. In particular, the pipes of the Pedal division were tucked away at the back of the chamber and could not be heard properly. When the electronics in the console failed in November 2007 it seemed unwise to spend any more money on the instrument.
The February 2011 series of St Peter's Coffee Break Concerts are devoted to celebrating the church's magnificent new organ. All concerts start at 11am and last for one hour, with coffee & biscuits available from 10.15am. Admission free, with donations to the music fund welcome. Please see also the church music list, for details of the service music during this month of celebration of the new organ.
Despite setbacks over the past few months, work on the new organ for St Peter's is now in its final stages, and we hope that the organ will be used for the first time during the church's Christmas celebrations. Come and see and hear this remarkable new instrument for yourself!
As we move towards Advent, the annual sale of Christmas cards began at St Peter’s on 25th October. In the last five years charities have received over £20 million from their card sales through Cards for Good Causes outlets. Please support the charities of your choice by purchasing Christmas cards from their stall at St Peter’s, which is open Monday-Friday 10.30am-3.30pm, and Saturday 10.30am-4pm.
Congratulations to Andrew Davys, who successfully completed the Coast to Coast walk, in aid of the organ appeal, last month. Andrew raised an incredible £4,374. The 192 mile walk from St Bees to Robin Hoods Bay was very challenging for Andrew, but he had lots of support from all at St Peter’s, and he overcame the pain and exhaustion to achieve this amazing accomplishment. Well done, Andrew!
The third in the series of City Debates took place at St Peter’s Church on Thursday 14th October. The guest speaker, Larry Elliott (Economics Editor of The Guardian) spoke to the audience about the issues surrounding the current economic crisis, and how we, as a society, can expect to recover from it. Larry has recently co-authored a book with Archbishop Rowan Williams, copies of which were available to buy and were signed by Larry on the night. We hope to host another City Debate early next year.
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