St Mary Merton

St Mary, Merton

An entirely new instrument for a south London church with a vibrant musical tradition and large congregation.

This two-manual mechanical-action instrument needed to overcome the difficulty of being located in a cramped, chancel-chamber position.

Tests were carried out to establish how well any new pipework would project. The Swell Organ was constructed with two sets of shutters to enable maximum projection of sound from the chamber. The instrument is bold when heard in close proximity, but the balance is right when heard from the body of the building.