St Marys Church Organ


Organ History The Problems
The Solution Funding
Fundraising Events See also
Information & address for donations

Revd Swan's sponsored 'pubs for pipes walk' raised £1500 and together with a grant from
Redbourn Parish Council & The Williams Trust and other events makes the total (June 2005) as £67,000.

The target has been reached (November 2005). The Bishop of St Albans gave the address at the Thanksgiving service on 27 Nov 2005 at 6.30pm

Organ History

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The Problems that have been solved

  • Wear & Tear
  • Unreliable
  • Noisy
  • Frequent squeaks and whistles

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The Work Done

Expected cost was £66,000 excl VAT.

The chosen builder will be
Vincent HMWoodstock, who lives in Redbourn, and has been an organ builder since 1964.

  • A new soundboard to the Great and Swell Organ
  • Over 1000 pipes to be cleaned and repaired
  • New ranks of pipes to be added
  • Console overhauled and cleaned

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From The Parochial Church Council Organ Fund


Subscription/Sponsorship/Gift Aid

Adopt a pipe.

There are 1468 pipes varing from 6 inches to 16 feet. Small pipes were sponsored for 50p or a large pipe for £100. To have your name on a pipe a donation of at least £100 is required.

Vincent Woodstock Peter Fox (Redbourn Care Group) and apprentice Anthony Tufnell at a pipe signing


Secure a Stop

There are 25 stops and the suggested sum is £500 per stop, you were named as a major donor

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St Mary’s had a number of events for the Organ Fund Appeal

Some are listed below; many being held in 2004

6 March 7.30pm Kevin O’Donnell & Friends Concert in Redbourn Village Hall £15, Concessions £14
20 March 10am – 12.30am Plant Sale St Mary’s Transept
25 March 8pm Two Planks & A Passion. Abbey Theatre St Albans
27 April 10am – 12 noon Coffee Morning & Bring & Buy
8 May 9.30am to 1.30pm Singing workshop with Elizabeth Lane and Andrew Green in St Mary’s
5 June 7.30pm Omega Choral Concert and Buffet 7.30pm St Mary’s
7 September 10.45am St Mary's Mothers Union Coffee Morning
19 September 7.30pm Concert/Revue with Clive Hayward & Friends in St Mary’s
20sept 10am-8pm Sale of Birthday/Xmas Cards
25 Sept 7.30pm Redbourn Mysteries, Tours by Alan Featherstone St Marys £5
25-28 Oct   Sponsored walk by the vicar (Pubs for Pipes walk) Sponsorship forms were available . A sweepstake was offered as to weight loss or gain of the Vicar during this exercise! 62 Miles & 15 Pubs
30 Oct 7pm Alan Featherstone Tour of St Mary's £5 Tickets 792166
4 Nov 2pm Bridge Afternoon St Mary's Transept doors open 1.30pm Details from 792077 or 792738 for entry forms.
13 Nov 7pm Prize Draw takes place
16 Dec 2004   Church Xmas Concert features Julie and David Beaman, Andrew Green and Elizabeth Lane, the St Mary’s Church Choir in tradition concert of choral, instrumental music and readings.
16 Feb 2005   A repeat concert by “Confusion”.
5 March 2005   Kevin O’Donnell & Friends Concert (repeat performance)
April 2005   Auction of Promises

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Information available from:

St Mary’s Parochial Church Council, St Mary’s Church, The Vicarage, Church End, Redbourn, Herts, AL3 7DU

Donations can also be made to the above address, if you are a UK taxpayer please consider Gift Aid.

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Organ History

The Problems

The Solution


Fundraising Events

Information & address for donations

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See Also:
St Marys Church
Bell Ringing
Hear The Bells

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Nov 2005

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