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Portfolio of new organs

St Giles, Balderton (2010)
2 manuals  28 stops

St Giles, Balderton

The original Brindley & Foster pneumatic multi-pallet organ, was failing and in need of attention. The church wanted a more versatile instrument to be able to lead the congregation, to accompany the choir and to be used for recitals. Worship was moving more to the nave and the organist was tucked away in the chancel. A scheme was devised by Diocesan Organ Adviser, Paul Hale, and we constructed a new 28-stop organ, using the B&F pipes, plus some new, on a bespoke mezzanine floor.

St Giles, Balderton

The mobile console platform, positioned underneath, can be easily moved from chancel to nave allowing the organist to be in prime position at any time. The now open lower area, formerly filled mainly with the large bellows and pneumatics, has provided essential additional storage within the church.


Double Diapason (A) 16
Open Diapason 8
Stopped Diapason 8
Principal 4
Open flute (A) 4
Fifteenth 2
Piccolo (A) 2
Sesquialtera 12.17
Swell Trumpet (F) 8
Swell Oboe (B) 8

Swell to Great


Geigen Diapason8
Lieblich Gedacht 8
Viola da Gamba 8
Voix Celeste 8
Gemshorn (D) 4
Fifteenth (D) 2
Trumpet (F) 8
Double Trumpet (F) 16
Oboe (B) 8

Swell octave
Swell unison off
Swell suboctave


Violone (C) 16
Sub Bass (E) 16
Principal (C) 8
Bass Flute (E) 8
Fifteenth (C) 4
Double Trumpet (F) 16
Trumpet (F) 8

Swell to Pedal
Great to Pedal
Great & Ped Combs

Other new organs

Barcheston, St Martin’s (2019)
installation of a new 2-manual 12-rank organ
Newnham, St Mark’s (2015)
reconfiguration and enlargement of the 2-manual organ
Calverton, St Wilfrid’s (2012)
a five-rank two-manual and pedal direct electric modular organ
Balderton, St Giles (2010)
two-manual and pedal, 17-rank direct electric modular organ, sited on a mezzanine floor, with new low level terraced console
Selston, St Helen’s (2010)
Halam, St Michael’s (2009)
new 7-rank extension organ, utilising some old pipework
Mansfield Woodhouse, St Edmund’s (2008)
rebuild and repositioning of two-manual and pedal Willis organ, with mobile detached console, using the original case
Wingerworth, All Saints (2006)
Linby, St Michael’s (2005)
new instrument, using much previous pipework, in new divided case
Risley, All Saints (2005)
Smalley, St John’s (2004)
Melbourne, United Reformed Church (2002)
Darley Abbey, St Matthew’s (2000)
Whitwell, St Lawrence’s (2000)
Epperstone, Holy Cross (1999)
Calow, St Peter’s (1998)
Smalley, Baptist Church (1997)
Cleethorpes, Corpus Christi (1996)
Criccieth, New Jerusalem Chapel (1996)
Marlpool, Church of the Sacred Heart (1994)
church closed in 2004