The Organs

The Organ was built in 1860 by Father Willis and is placed high over the Tower arch, speaking into the Nave. It has been restored at various times, though the last major work was done in 1970. It is at last about to undergo a complete rebuilding by Michael Farley of Sidmouth, with a new console by Renatus, and its mechanism will be much more accessible for routine maintenance. It is intended to bring its sound back to that intended by its original builder.

An appeal has been raised to raise the funds to do this work.

The specification of the new organ is available; for details please download the St Peter's Organ Campaign leaflet.

In summary it will now be

Great 16, 8,8,8,8,4,4,22/3,2,2, 13/5, IV, III, 8, 4 Swell 8,8,8,8,4,4,2,IV, 8, 16,8,4 Choir 8,8,4,4, 2, 1 1/3, II, 8, 8, 4,8 Pedal 32, 16,16,16,16,8,8,4,IV, 32,16,16,8

There is a 3-stop box organ (8,4,2) by Peter Collins in the chancel to accompany some of the early music sung at chancel evensongs.

A 2-manual Makin organ also accompanies the chancel evensongs each Sunday and Wednesday