St Mary the Virgin Marshchapel

St Peter's church, Notting Hill, London

The three-manual 1905 J.W.Walker organ, from its maker’s best period, was highly regarded but in poor condition after over 100 years’ service.

The present congregation draws its music from eclectic sources but felt that a functioning organ would be integral to widening their worship. Attracted by the detailed report of a relatively young organbuilder, the parish felt that the experience of an AIOA-accredited adviser would be helpful to both parties.

The complicated pneumatic action required extensive restoration but the work has been extremely successful. The instrument speaks again with an authority that reveals the quality of its maker’s craftsmanship.