Weʼre raising £7,000 to go towards the cost of much needed repairs to our Church Organ
- Pentyrch, Cardiff
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We’re trying to raise £7,000 as part of the cost towards the much needed repairs to our Church Organ (in St. Catwg's Church, Pentyrch) in the hope that we can save it for future generations to come.
St. Catwg’s Church is one of the best churches designed by Prichard & Seddon in the mid-19th century Gothic Revival style. Situated on an historic site and in a prominent position within the village, the building has been adapted over the years according to the needs of the community. The church plays a key role within the community, where people of all ages come together for fellowship. This is evidenced by the many activities that take place around the Parish e.g: the local Primary School often visit to undertake various National Curriculum based activities, historical projects, concerts & festivals; village carol services; annual Plygain events where all monies are donated to charity; Plant Catwg Kids - singing, reading and play for pre-school children, to name but a few! The Church Organ is key to many of these activities and music played on it is enjoyed by all.
The Church Organ was built by Liddiatt & Sons of Leonard Stanley, Gloucester, and installed in 1910 - it is listed in the National Pipe Organ Register. It's lasted well with some updating over the years but has recently become noisy. In addition, several of the organ stops fail on a regular basis and this will only get worse if the problems are not addressed. There is a significant risk that if remedial maintenance work is not carried out in the next 12 months, a serious malfunction will occur, rendering this lovely instrument inoperable.
In July this year, Pentyrch Village held an Open Gardens event and St.Catwg’s Church received many visitors, a number of which showed great interest in the Church Organ and they were all encouraged to try playing the instrument. One man stood gazing at the organ and was approached by the Church Organist, who asked if he wanted to try playing it. The man (who had a piano at home) declined now but said he would return to St Catwg’s next year to try it out, when he was a more accomplished player. There is also opportunity for children to play the Organ and this is something we intend to encourage through various initiatives.
Please help us save this wonderful instrument by contributing towards the cost of its repair - St. Catwg's Organ Refurbishment Team desperately need your help!
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Organ Refurbishment Team
We are a team of five members of St Catwg's Parochial Church Council who are trying to raise money to repair our Church Organ (which is now over 100 years old!). We hope to preserve it so that future generations can have the pleasure of listening to it being played.