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The Vicar writes:
I want to take this opportunity to write to you about the organ in the New Church. This was bought as a temporary instrument 24 years ago. It has served us well and probably has some years of life left in it still. But electronic organs have moved on a great deal in that time, as has all our electronic equipment at home or at church!
So we are considering the purchase of a new organ. It would have a similar musical capacity, but would have numerous advantages, not least that the sound would be digitally equal to a first class pipe organ (at a fraction of the cost), which would significantly enhance our worship Sunday by Sunday.
The cost of the organ with up to date external speakers and fully installed would be about £20,000.
We could pay for this from our church reserves, but we believe there may be members of the congregation who would like to have a hand in this and make a personal contribution towards it – particularly in view of the fact that next year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the New Church and the 700th anniversary of the first vicar coming to St Andrew’s.
There is much to thank God for! If you wish to do so, please indicate what you would like to give towards a new organ and complete the slip in the appeal leaflet and return it in confidence to the Church Office or simply put it in the Sunday collection bowl labelled clearly for the Organ Fund.
Thank you so much,
Phil Rodd (Vicar)