The Grosvenor Chapel
The Grosvenor Chapel

             This Week

The Chapel is now open for private prayer during the week and for public worship on Thursdays & Sundays

 

At the Chapel this week

All live-streamed Services are available

by clicking here.

 

26th October, Monday, 6.30pm
Rebuilding the Church VI: Incarnating Christ 
(Online), A reflection by
Fr Richard Fermer

27th Tuesday, 7.30am
Morning Prayer (Online)
led by Fr Alan Piggot

28th Wednesday, 6.30pm
Evening Prayer (BCP)
Feast of Simon & Jude, Apostles 
led by
Fr Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff

29th Thursday, 8am
Said Eucharist (in Chapel) 
(James Hannington, bishop & martyr) led by Fr Richard Fermer

8 pm, Rebuilding the Church VI: Group Session, (online)
led by Fr Alan Piggot

1st November Sunday, 11am Sung Eucharist for the Feast of All Saints. (in Chapel & online)
Celebrant: Fr Richard Fermer Preacher: Fr Alan Piggot
 

New Chapel Teaching Series: "Rebuilding the Church"

 

CHAPEL OPENING TIMES

Monday - Thursday:

 8.30am to 4.30pm

Friday: 8.30am to 2pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 9am to 1pm

 

Listen to our

"Music & Mindfulness"

series of prayers for our times,
set to music.

 

WCC COVID Advice for Residents

 

Our Easter Newsletter

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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