Tuesday 19th December
3.00 pm Hymns and Pimms for those suffering from dementia and their carers
5.15 pm Lazard's Carol Service
Wednesday 20th December
12.30 pm Daily Prayer
6.00 pm Forsters' LLP Carol Service
Thursday 21st December
8.00 am Said Eucharist
Friday 22nd December
8.30 am Said Eucharist
Saturday 23rd December
2.00 pm Marriage Service
Sunday 24th December
11.00 am Sung Eucharist on the Fourth Sunday of Advent
4.30 pm Christmas Eve
Family Crib Service
11.00 pm Carols by candlelight
11.30 pm Midnight Mass
Monday 25th December
11.00 am Christmas Day Sung Eucharist
Saturday 30th December
2.00 pm Blessing of a Marriage
Sunday 31st December
11.00 am Sung Eucharist for the First Sunday of Christmas
Tuesday 2nd January
8.30 am Said Eucharist, Basil the Great
Thursday 4th January
8.00 am Said Eucharist
Friday 5th January
9.15 am School Act of Worship
Sunday 7th January
11.00 am Sung Eucharist for the Feast of Epiphany
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'''
|Swell C - f'''
|Open Diapason||8||Open Diapason||8|
|Stopt Diapason||8||Stopt Diapason||8|
|Cornet||V from middle c||Hautboy||8|
|Pedal C-f||30 notes|
|Stopt Diapason||16||Swell to Great|
|Principal||8||Swell to Pedal|
|Trumpet||16||Great to Pedal|