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St Mellitus Organ Restoration Project
St Mellitus Organ Restoration Project
Save our Historic Organ

Save our Historic Organ

Why we need your help

We are fundraising to save an historic organ for the benefit of our local community.  We need the last £10,000 to save this exceptional musical instrument.  Can you help?

The WWI commemorative Hunter organ at St Mellitus church (Stroud Green, London) is a unique instrument which when fully restored will mean the local community and wider music-loving public will have access to one of London’s finest organs. 

The instrument was commissioned in 1918 to commemorate the 221 men from the parish who fought in the Great War.  It is registered on the British Institute of Organ Studies register and has a Grade II historic organ certificate.  The ten-month restoration will see the organ restored in time for the centenary of its original dedication on 12th December 2020.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded 90 per cent of the required funding to restore the organ and deliver a programme of historical, educational and musical activities, providing a range of opportunities for local people.  Highlights include:

  • volunteers uncovering the fascinating histories of the men to whom the organ is dedicated
  • a group of young people receiving hands-on media training to tell the story of the organ and its particular history
  • a series of musical events throughout the year, in the ‘Year of the Organ’. The first of these will on 18th April in celebration of National Organ Day and there will be an event in December to celebrate the centenary of the organ
  • children at local schools who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity are receiving free piano lessons through the St Mellitus Music Scholarship

We now need to complete our fundraising to ensure the successful completion of the organ restoration and activity programme and establish a legacy fund for the organ’s on-going community usage and enjoyment. 

Our target is £10,000. Please give what you can.

5,991.00

raised towards 10,000.00 target

5991.00
10000.00

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Supporters

St Mellitus Sponsor a Pipe

Sponsor a Pipe

4711.00

Nov 15, 2020

Anonymous


Sep 17, 2020

Annette Murray

Donation in memory of Julia and Dan Murray.

150.00
(plus 37.50 giftaid)

Sep 13, 2020

Anonymous

In memory of Rob Barry

50.00

Sep 11, 2020

Jane Cooper

In memory of my cousin Hilary Aggett who played the organ for our wedding in 1982 and was much beloved by the Aggett family.

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Sep 04, 2020

Gul

with my thanks to Percy Aggett.

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jun 30, 2020

Anonymous

Happy to help any community music need.

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jun 11, 2020

Anonymous

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jun 03, 2020

Jo

Dedicated to those who have lost their lives in wars this year - since the organ is a war memorial from the first world war and now an instrument of peace.

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jun 03, 2020

Jo

In memory of Ginette Nadal

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

May 25, 2020

Anonymous

In dedication to the inspiring community work undertaken by the parishioners of St. Mellitus.

50.00

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Total raised so far

5,991.00

Total plus Gift Aid 6,410.00

Direct donations

1,280.00

Raised offline 4,170.00

Fundraising pages

541.00

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