All Services are currently live-streamed
Public Worship is temporarily suspended.
8.30am Morning Prayer
Day 7 in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Sunday 24thJanuary, 11am
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
8pm Prayer & Discussion Group: “Candles in the Dark”, led by Fr Richard
Wednesday 27th January, 7.30am Morning Prayer,
Thursday, 28th January, 6.30pm Evening Prayer (BCP) with Address on Thomas Aquinas, Fr Alistair
Friday 29th January, 8.30am, Morning Meditation,
“Salve Regina”, Fr Richard
Sunday, 31st January,
11amSung Eucharist, Feast of the Presentation of our Lord,
12 noon, Online Coffee Time
an opportunity to meet up after the Service
5pm Online Support Group led by Fr Alan (contact Office)
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
series of prayers for our times,
set to music.
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|