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Portfolio of new organs

St Wilfrid’s, Calverton (2012)
2 manuals  19 stops

mobile console; organ on platform above new vestry

St Wilfrid’s originally housed a 5-stop, one-manual Brindley & Foster organ of 1880. The church was in need of a vestry but still wanted to retain a pipe organ. We were able to offer them the ideal solution to suit their limited budget. Within the existing organ chamber footprint a 19-stop 5-rank extension organ has been installed on a new mezzanine floor, and a vestry/office has been created under­neath. The whole instrument is enclosed in a swell box with shutters facing north and west.

A redundant Walker 4-rank extension organ was purchased and this pipework formed the basis of the instrument, together with a new Trumpet stop (a gift, donated by guests for the wedding of Mr & Mrs Geoff Nield—Geoff being project manager and organist).

Jonathan Wallace, centre, Paul Johnson, right, with Paul Hale after Paul’s opening recital
Jonathan Wallace, centre, Paul Johnson, right, with Paul Hale after Paul’s opening recital

The organ now sings out into the body of the church, and with the re-ordering of the church, the mobile console can be positioned as required for all events. Inclusion of MIDI on the organ allowed Geoff to record 3 months’ worth of music, hymns etc. so he still played for the services whilst away on his honeymoon.


Open Diapason (A) 8
Stopped Diapason (B) 8
Salicional (C) 8
Principal (A) 4
Twelfth (C) 2⅔
Fifteenth (D) 2
Trumpet (E) 8

Great suboctave
Swell to Great


Lieblich Gedackt (B) 8
Salicional (C) 8
Principal (D) 4
Stopped Flute (B) 4
Nazard (B) 2⅔
Piccolo (B) 2
Mixture (C) 15.19.22
Trumpet (E) 8

Swell octave
Swell unison off
Swell suboctave


Sub Bass (B) 16
Principal (A) 8
Bass Flute (B) 8
Trumpet (E) 8

Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Great & Ped Combs

Unit A - Diapason
Unit B – Flute
Unit C - Salicional
Unit D - Principal
Unit E - Trumpet

some pipes in the swell box
some pipes in the swell box

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