Our Sponsor-a-Pipe scheme allows you to put your name to one of nearly three-and-a-half thousand pipes inside the organ. Following sponsorship, you will receive a certificate detailing which pipes have been sponsored and, if applicable, any dedication attached to the sponsorship, such as that at the link below:
We are currently attempting to raise the enormous sum of £150,000 to completely restore the instrument. Whilst it still sounds well, there are many issues inside with the ‘action’, that is, the mechanism which controls wind getting into the pipes. Most of these issues arise from leather parts cracking and splitting, allowing high-pressure wind to leak out, and causing moving parts to fail.
Click below for a Powerpoint used to highlight some of these issues at the launch of the Appeal: