The Grosvenor Chapel
The Grosvenor Chapel

             This Week

All Services are currently live-streamed only
(access here.)

Public Worship is temporarily suspended.


Saturday 23rd,
8.30am Morning Prayer 

Day 7 in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

 

Sunday 24thJanuary, 11am

Sunday Eucharist,
Epiphany III 
(Online)

Celebrant: Fr Richard

Preacher: Fr Dominic Robinson,

S.J. Farm St RC Church
(Second Pulpit Swap)

No Coffee Time this morning 

5pm Online Support Group, led by Fr Alan 

8pm Final Online Vigil with Farm St Church

with Address & time for reflection & prayers

(Zoom link from Fr Richard )
 

Monday 25th January, 8.30am Morning Prayer (Conversion of St Paul) with Reflection for "Candles in the Dark"

Tuesday 26th January, 8am Morning Meditation
 Fr Richard

8pm Prayer & Discussion Group: “Candles in the Dark”, led by Fr Richard

 

Wednesday 27th January, 7.30am Morning Prayer, 
Fr Alan

 

Thursday, 28th January, 6.30pm Evening Prayer (BCP) with Address on Thomas AquinasFr Alistair

 

Friday 29th January, 8.30am, Morning Meditation,
“Salve Regina”, 
Fr Richard

 

Sunday, 31st January, 
11amSung Eucharist, Feast of the Presentation of our Lord,

“Candlemas"
12 noon, Online Coffee Time
an opportunity to meet up after the Service
5pm Online Support Group led by Fr Alan (contact Office)
 

Forthcoming Events:
Candlemas Quiz on Tuesday 2nd February 8pm
To enter contact the Office.

CHAPEL OPENING TIMES

Only the Chapel's Entrance is open at this time.

Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm.

Sunday 9am - 1pm

 

Listen to our

"Music & Mindfulness"

series of prayers for our times,
set to music.

 

WCC COVID Advice for Residents

William Drake Organ

The organ in Grosvenor Chapel was built by Abraham Jordan and installed in 1732. It had Great and short compass Swell divisions and no pedals. It stood in an upper gallery at the west end, a position it occupied until 1908. It was altered twice in the 19th c. by Bishop, and rebuilt in 1908 by Ingram. In 1930 J.W.Walker and Sons built a new two manual organ incorporating much second-hand pipework both from the old instrument and from elsewhere. The case was widened, and the organ had 21 stops, electropneumatic action and a stop key console.

 

This instrument was replaced in 1991 by William Drake of Buckfastleigh, Devon, who built a new organ in a broadly 18th c. English style. The Great has the traditional long compass and all pipework is new except for the treble of the Swell Stopped Diapason. The original Jordan front pipes survive, but were not used in 1991 as they are not at 'modern' pitch. The organ is tuned to an unequal temperament and has mechanical action for keys, pedals and stops. The console was modelled on surviving 18th c examples and the pedalboard is flat and straight. Soundboards are of traditional construction with no modern materials, and the action is unbushed. The case was remade and restored by William Drake.

 

The scaling and treatment of the diapason stops is based on the surviving front pipes, and the Great Stopt and Flute are modelled on ranks in the Seede organ at Lulworth Castle. The Great Cornet is a copy of that in the England organ at Blandford Forum in Dorset, and the reeds are based on the early 19th c. William Allen stops at Everingham in Yorkshire.

The organ was inaugurated by Gustav Leonhardt in May 1991.

 

Between February and April 2017 the organ was cleaned and overhauled by Drake Organs. 

 

         
  Great GG/AA - f'''
58 notes
Swell C - f'''
54 notes
  Open Diapason 8 Open Diapason 8
  Stopt Diapason 8 Stopt Diapason 8
  Principal 4 Principal 4
  Flute 4 Fifteenth 2
  Twelfth 2 2/3 Mixture III
  Fifteenth 2 Cornet Treble III
  Furniture III Cornet Bass III
  Sesquialtera III-IV Trumpet 8
  Cornet V from middle c Hautboy 8
  Trumpet Treble 8 Tremulant  
  Trumpet Bass 8    
     
  Pedal C-f 30 notes    
  Stopt Diapason 16 Swell to Great
  Principal 8 Swell to Pedal
  Trumpet 16 Great to Pedal
         
  Three couplers     
  Tremulant      
  Grosvenor Termperament
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