Ecclesiastical Law Association

Ecclesiastical Law Association

Judgments: Organs

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The petitioners sought a faculty to restore and reposition the Hill organ in the church. There was one objector. Faculty granted.

An application was made for a Faculty to authorise the removal of a Victorian pipe organ, and its replacement with an electronic organ. This would be part of a larger project of re-ordering, for which an application for a faculty had not yet been made. The reasons for removal of the organ were that the organ was rarely used, it did not suit the evangelical style of worship, and its removal would free up space to create two meeting rooms. The Victorian Society objected to the proposals. Re St. Alkmund Duffield considered. Faculty granted.

The PCC decided to replace the late 19th century pipe organ with a digital organ. An application was made for an interim faculty to install the digital organ, but to leave the pipe organ in situ, pending the grant of a permanent faculty. An interim faculty was granted. One parishioner objected to the purchase of the digital organ, principally on the basis of the cost. Faculty granted.

The installation of a digital organ and a moveable font in the church of St. Nicholas Radford Semele, a reconstructed church severely damaged by fire in 2008.

Faculty granted for the replacement of the existing pipe organ with a new hybrid organ.

Faculty refused for the installation in the chancel of a Grade I listed church of a large nineteenth century pipe organ to replace a smaller electronic organ, on the ground that the pipe organ would have "a significant adverse impact on the chancel’s special character".

Faculty granted for the installation of an electronic organ to replace a pipe organ in an unlisted 1930s church.