The organ was built by Forster & Andrews of Hull in 1872 and is a fine example of their work. Originally the organ was mechanical and sited in the north aisle but it was moved to its chancel position and converted to exhaust pneumatic by Wragg & Son of Nottingham in the 1930s.
new console by Jonathan Wallace
Henry Groves & Son converted the action to electro-pneumatic, re-ordered the chamber, and enlarged the instrument to 3 manuals. Other changes included moving the Great Trumpet from the soundboard to an electric unit and adding a new 16ft bass; Great Cremona removed from Great soundboard to Choir; Norman & Beard 8-stop choir soundboard installed; Pedal Principal 8ft extended to Fifteenth 4ft and Choir Open 8ft; new drawstop console; new keys with rosewood sharps.
Great Double Stopt Diapason16 Open Diapason8 Dulciana8 Claribel 8 Principal4 Harmonic Flute4 Twelfth 2⅔ Fifteenth2 Sesquialtera Ⅳ Trumpet 8
Swell to Great
Choir to Great Swell Lieblich Bourdon 16 Violin Diapason 8 Lieblich Gedact 8 Flute d'Amour 8 Vox Angelica 8 Principal4 Fifteenth2 Mixture Ⅲ Cornopean8 Oboe 8
Swell unison off Swell suboctave Choir Open Diapason8 Stopped Diapason8 Gemshorn4 Lieblich Flute4 Nazard2⅔ Fifteenth2 Piccolo2 Tierce1⅗ Trumpet8 Cremona8
Choir unison off Choir suboctave Swell to Choir Pedal Open Diapason16 Bourdon16 Lieblich Bourdon16 Principal8 Bass Flute8 Fifteenth4 Trombone16
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal Choir to Pedal Great & Pedal Combs
6 thumb pistons to Great
6 thumb pistons to Swell 6 thumb pistons to Choir 6 toe pistons to Pedal 6 general pistons thumb piston for Sw-Gt thumb piston for Gt-Ped thumb piston for Sw-Ped thumb piston for Ch-Ped reversible thumb piston Sw-Gt reversible toe piston Gt-Ped Other rebuilds Melton Mowbray, St Mary’s (2018) complete rebuild and re-ordering of the 3-manual Hill/Walker organ, including addition of pedal 32ft Contra Trombone and a 5-rank Great Cornet Hartshill, Holy Trinity (2016) Mansfield, St Mark’s (2014) electrification of the 2-manual Brindley & Foster organ, including a new winding system and re-ordering to improve tonal egress Southwell, Minster Song Room (2014) Thurgarton, St Peter’s (2014) Waltham, All Saints (2012) rebuild and re-ordering of the two-manual 1905 Brindley & Foster organ on new direct electric modular soundboards Wollaton, St Leonard’s (2012) rebuild and enlargement of 2-manual Willis organ to 3 manuals Ashbourne, St Oswald’s (2011) rebuild of the 3-manual Hill organ, including an additional nave organ and tonal improvements Carrington, St John the Evangelist (2009) rebuild and relocation, from chancel to west end gallery, of the 2-manual Yates organ Quorn, St Bartholomew’s United Church (2007) rebuild of the 2-manual Taylor organ with organ chamber re-ordering to improve tonal egress Bulwell, St Mary’s (2006) rebuild and enlargement of a 2-manual Forster & Andrews organ to 3 manuals Blackwell, St Werbergh’s (2004) Deeping St James, Priory Church (2003) Heath, All Saints (2003) New Mills, St George’s (2003) Brampton, St Thomas (2002) Mapperley, St Jude’s (2002) Thurgarton, St Peter’s (2002) Stoney Middleton, St Martin’s (2001) Mapperley, Mapperley Methodist Church (2000) Alfreton, St Martin’s (1999) Brimington, St Michael’s (1999) Gedling, All Hallows (1999) Arnold, Church of The Good Shepherd (1998) Nottingham, Bramcote Crematorium Chapel (1998) Sheffield, St Aidan’s (1997) Tideswell, Tideswell Methodist Church (1997) Riddings, St James (1996) Chesterfield, Rose Hill United Reformed Church (1995) Hathersage, St Michael’s (1995) Arkley, St Peter’s (1994) Frognal, St Andrew’s (1993) Willingham, St Helen’s (1993) Wellingore, All Saints (1992)