West Wittering

West Wittering Parish church, Sussex

West Wittering, near Chichester, has a village church with a relatively low roof. The former organ, of mongrel origins, stood in a wooden ‘cage’ straddling the nave arcade, leaving an exceptionally cramped vestry and speaking directly at the necks of the congrgation.

The new organ is divided each side of the west window. The case, designed by the AIOA adviser, is partly open at the top, allowing sound to go upward and bounce off the church ceiling. Solid case panels have been put to good use as the backdrop to angel panels by a local artist.