The Organ & Organ Students

The organ is one of the finest in the area. The 2 manual, 24 stop instrument was built originally by Norman & Beard and installed in 1913 shortly after the Church was consecrated. In 1979, Manders revised the specification, creating a brighter sound. Cleaning and some revoicing took place in 2004.

The console is historically important, having a unique stop control system originally devised by the blind organist, Alfred Hollins.

The current specification can be viewed on the National Pipe Organ register (NPOR).

Organ students

Our organ student scheme provides free lessons and practice time on the organ, as well as the opportunity to play under supervision in services.

Prospective students – of any age – should have achieved G5 ABRSM on the piano, and be enthusiastic about the reasons for learning at St John’s. For more information, contact Ian Church at or call on 07860 520686.