The Problem

The work carried out in the 1990s, though extensive, did not solve the basic problem the organ has in terms of volume and range. Situated in the south transept next to the tower crossing, the sound from the organ tends to be trapped within the transept and is almost completely lost at the rear of the nave, even with "full organ", when the church is relatively full.

The range of the organ also limits the music which can be played, due to the short range manuals.

The proposed works will aim to solve these problems whilst providing an instrument for the 21st Century which apart from routine maintenance, should not need significant further work for many decades.