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Organ Refurbishment Team

Organ Refurbishment Team is crowdfunding

6%
£435
raised of £7,000 target by 9 supporters

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!

http://www.parishofpentyrch.org.uk

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  • Organ Refurbishment Team 5 months ago
    Organ Refurbishment Team

    Organ Refurbishment Team

    5 months ago

    Work on the Refurbishment of our Church Organ has commenced. Our specialist Organ Builder has started to rebuild some of the components in his workshop. Given the restrictions around lockdown, he will continue to do this until much of the work is complete. He will then install the changes into the organ and test it to ensure everything is working perfectly. We will keep you informed of progress....watch this space, and in the meantime, thank you all so much for your support.

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Page last updated on: 6/19/2020 16.45

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9

  • Marjorie Millard

    Marjorie Millard

    Jun 19, 2020

    With every best wish. Marje and Chris Millard.

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 28, 2020

    Good luck with the fundraising.

    £50.00

  • Mrs Nancy Curedale

    Mrs Nancy Curedale

    May 15, 2020

    Donation for the Organ Refurbishment at the Church from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. My mother's maiden name was Gough.

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 1, 2020

    best wishes to achieve your target

    £50.00

  • Chris Morris

    Chris Morris

    Feb 24, 2020

    £20.00

  • Tony Evans

    Tony Evans

    Feb 16, 2020

    Good luck Team, I’m sure you will make it.

    £20.00

  • John Dyke

    John Dyke

    Feb 12, 2020

    £100.00

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Organ Refurbishment Team

Organ Refurbishment Team

Pentyrch, Cardiff

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.

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