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Orford Organ Project

Orford Organ Project

We are raising money to restore and install a prestigious organ, gifted to St Bartholomew's Church, Orford. A successful campaign will enable us to welcome more people to enjoy the strong musical heritage in this beautiful 900 year old church.
Charity Registration No: HMRC Registered
About the charity

Orford Organ Project

An invaluable hub of connection for villagers and visitors St Bartholomew’s Church serves as a place for worship and ceremony, and as a venue for concerts, drama, and community events. With your generosity, the perfect acoustics of Orford Church will soon echo to the sounds of a new pipe organ.

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Some weeks into our fundraising we are so encouraged by the generosity of spirit and the financial support already given to the Orford Organ Project. Soon, we are hopeful that, the perfect acoustics of Orford Church will echo to the brilliant sounds of a new pipe organ. St Bartholomew's church has been gifted a retired concert hall organ which will replace the 100-year-old organ installed as a 'temporary' measure in the 19th century. The pedigree of organ donated, would be completely out of reach for a small coastal village church, but with the full support of the Bishop of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and the Church Buildings Council, we are fundraising for the £120,000 required to restore and install the Peter Collins organ in Orford church. With your help, we hope to have the organ installed and ready for dedication by the Bishop, at Easter next year.

St Bartholomew's Church has stood at the heart of the Orford community since the stones of the now ruined chancel were first laid in the 12th century. Its role as a place for weekly worship, baptisms, weddings and funerals, as well as concerts, drama and dance performances, lectures, church bazaars and country markets has created an invaluable hub of human interconnection for villagers and visitors alike.

The benefits of the new organ to the church and community will be the facilitation of more beautiful music, and new educational opportunities for amateur and professional musicians of all ages. Throughout the ages, congregations have added to and renewed their places of worship. The Orford Organ Project is part of our vision for maintaining a more sustainable church in the 21st century, one in which more joy will be created for generations to come.

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Supporters

15

Anonymous

18 days ago

From Elinor & Miles happily married in Orford on September 15th 2018

£250.00

Anonymous

1 month ago

£100.00

+ £25 Gift Aid

Lydia Finney

1 month ago

Donation on behalf of Lydia & Michael Finney

£400.00

+ £100 Gift Aid

Anonymous

1 month ago

$200.00

Anonymous

1 month ago

£1,000.00

+ £250 Gift Aid

About the charity

Orford Organ Project

An invaluable hub of connection for villagers and visitors St Bartholomew’s Church serves as a place for worship and ceremony, and as a venue for concerts, drama, and community events. With your generosity, the perfect acoustics of Orford Church will soon echo to the sounds of a new pipe organ.

Charity Registration No: HMRC Registered

http://www.orfordorganproject.com/

Donation summary

Total raised

£37,962.60

+ £838.75 Gift Aid

Direct Donations

£3,762.60

Donations via Fundraisers

£0.00

Offline donations

£34,200.00
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Orford Organ Project

Orford Organ Project