After 120 years of faithful service to the people of Ipsden, our fine pipe organ is coming to the end of its useful life and is in urgent need of restoration. If we cannot raise the funds to restore our pipe organ (£30,000), it will regrettably, and inevitably, fall into disrepair and eventually become unplayable.
We need your help and are seeking donations to start to build a Restoration Fund. It will take some time to build the fund but we hope that we also will be able to obtain some significant part-funding from the various UK organ charities.
Without the help of everyone in Ipsden and surroundings, it will not be possible to save the organ and the church will probably have to purchase a digital hymn player, which is essentially a small computer containing all the hymn tunes we use, and played through a loudspeaker. Getting rid of the organ and organists is, we believe, a very sad and retrograde step. Imagine a wedding service where you could not have Mendelssohn’s Wedding March played on the organ!
Please help keep our wonderful musical heritage in Ipsden Church alive by supporting our appeal to restore the organ and maintain our musical traditions within the church.
How to help us.
Please donate to our Organ Restoration Appeal Fund
See the ‘How to help us’ section of this website for full details
Appeal Update - April 2018
Our target for the full restoration of the organ is £30,000 and currently we have raised or have pledges totalling £26,770. Our shortfall is now just £4770.
We hope to raise the shortfall as quickly as possible as the organ builder may be able to undertake the work later in 2018.
Any new donations or pledges from individuals or local businesses, no matter how small, will be gratefully received and will allow us commission the work to restore our precious little organ.