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St Andrew’s • Cheam

St Andrew's organ

Built in 1968, St Andrew's organ derived most of its pipes from an organ at Gresham’s School in Norfolk which was being dismantled.

The organ was built by the well-respected firm of J W Walker & Sons, and comprises great, swell and positive manuals and a full pedal board. The instrument and its associated blower and humidifer are regularly maintained and are normally in full working order.

The organ may be made available for practice or teaching at the discretion of the church; for further details please leave your contact details with the Church Office.

Benjamin Britten was a pupil when the organ was at Gresham’s, so it may well be that he played ‘our’ organ. Also, Walter Greatorex was Director of Music there when he composed the tune Woodlands to which we sing Tell out my soul. And a further connection with Gresham’s is that the architect of its chapel was Maxwell Ayrton, who also designed St Andrew’s.

Swell and pedal stops
Positive and great stops