Music plays a central role
in the life of the church, leading worship every Sunday and supporting the many
baptisms, weddings and funerals that take place every year.
The current organ is reaching the end of its working life. Built as part of the post-war reconstruction,
it used second-hand materials and now obsolete technology. The church was
advised that a new organ represented a much better long term investment than
renewing the current one.
After a formal tender process, supervised by consultant Dr William McVicker,
the PCC has approved a proposal for a new organ. The proposed organ will be built by William
Drake, a British company based in Devon, whose recent work includes a new organ
for the OBE chapel in St Paul's Cathedral and an organ for Westminster Abbey Song
The new organ for Chelsea Old Church will be specifically designed to meet all the various demands made on it. It will not only be fully up-to-date for the
21st century, but also built in a
traditional style to last hundreds of years.
The new case is based upon an organ by the famous builder Renatus Harris,
believed to have been at Chelsea Old Church in the 1700s.
Please download the 'Sponsor a pipe form' here.