Leicester, Bishop Street Methodist Church

2017: restoration of the three-manual Hill Norman & Beard organ and historic case, 43 stops.

The organ in Bishop Street Methodist Church is ranked among the top handful of Leicester’s pipe organs. With a three-manual Hill, Norman & Beard console, and casework that dates back possibly to the time of Father Smith, it is an impressive instrument.

During our rebuild the organ was re-electrified and a modern processor system installed. A new Trumpet stop was added to the spare slide on the Great soundboard. The original HNB console was restored and relocated on a mobile platform in the main body of the church.

For detailed information about the organ’s history visit the church’s website.

This booklet about the organ was written by Martin Briers and Paul Hale.

Open Diapason 1 8
Open Diapason 2 8
Open Diapason 3 8
Stopped Diapason 8
Principal 4
Harmonic Flute 4
Twelfth 2 2/3
Fifteenth 2
Mixture III
Trumpet 8
Swell to Great
Choir to Great
Choir suboctave to Great
Lieblich Bourdon 16
Open Diapason 8
Stopped Diapason 8
Salicional 8
Voix Celestes (t.c.) 8
Principal 4
Flute 4
Fifteenth 2
Mixture III
Oboe 8
Double Trumpet 16
Trumpet 8
Clarion 4
Unison off
Lieblich Gedeckt 8
Viole da Gamba 8
Gemshorn 4
Wald Flute 4
Nazard 2 2/3
Flautino 2
Tierce (ten.C) 1 3/5
Clarinet 8
Cor Anglais synthetic
Cornet synthetic
Tromba 8
Unison off
Swell to Choir
Harmonic Bass 32
Open Diapason 16
Bourdon 16
Echo Bourdon (Swell) 16
Bourdon 16
Octave (Great Open 1) 8
Bass Flute 8
Trombone 16
Contra Fagotto 16
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Choir to Pedal
5 thumb pistons to Great
5 thumb pistons to Swell
5 thumb pistons to Choir
5 general thumb pistons
reversible thumb piston Great to Pedal
reversible thumb piston Swell to Great
reversible thumb piston Choir to Great
5 toe pistons to Pedal
5 toe pistons to Swell
reversible toe piston Great to Pedal
General cancel