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13%
£935
raised of £7,000 target by 10 supporters

    Weʼve raised £935 to go towards the cost of much needed repairs to our Church Organ

    Pentyrch, Cardiff
    Funded on Tuesday, 25th May 2021

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    PROJECT UPDATE 02/02/2021

    You will all have read our story below and the drive to repair the organ in St. Catwg's Church. Our Project Manager John Gough has been working hard in preparing grant applications to lots of organisations that help out Listed Buildings. We are please to announce that through your donations and those provided from pre-Covid activities within the Church and also grant funding, we have achieved over 85% of our fund raising. A wonderful achievement!

    Thank you so much for contributing to our worthy cause - the Project Team wanted to let you know that we are so grateful for your support in these challenging times. We are now closing this Just Giving page.

    If you require any information on our church, please see the link at the bottom of this page, Once again, many thanks for your support.

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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 2 years ago
      Organ Refurbishment Team

      Organ Refurbishment Team

      2 years 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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    10

    • Richard Jones

      Richard Jones

      Feb 24, 2021

      A worthy cause for a great Church. I'm certain we'll get there. Jones Family, Pentyrch

    • 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

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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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