While refurbishing our new premises at Caxton House we were fortunate to be offered an excellent electronic organ made by the Norwich Organ company in 1988, and now, no longer required by its original purchaser.
This has been integrated to our building – with a new speaker and amplifier system – and is able to provide a beautifully varied tonal palette. We are very fortunate to have the services of an excellent organist who puts its facilities to very good use.
Music has always been an important part of Christian Science Services, and between 1938 and 2013, our services were held in a church building in South Park, Sevenoaks designed by the architect Paul Phipps. That edifice was designed from the start with a pipe organ in mind, but initially, funds did not permit its installation.
However, from 1936 to about 1950 work was in hand between the membership and the Walker company to agree the specification for the organ which cost the princely sum of about £1,500 to install!
When it became necessary to sell the church building, strenuous efforts were made to find a new home for the instrument, but unfortunately this did not prove possible and so many of its component parts have been donated to organ builders and we hope they will find a home at some time in the future.
Some recordings were made before the instrument was turned off and a CD is available – please contact us if you would like a copy.