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pipe organ builders · nottingham

Portfolio of new organs

St Mark’s, Newnham (2015)
2 manuals  30 stops

St Mark’s, Newnham

St Mark’s previous organ, built by George Benson of Norwich, dated from 1907. It had been rebuilt by Miller of Cambridge in 1911, and then given electric action by Norman Hall & Sons of Cambridge in 1973.

In 2015 the church asked Henry Groves & Son to redesign the instrument. Using the modular system that we have developed in recent years, we rebuilt the organ on a new mezzanine floor, retaining the original front and side casework and panelling, with the console attached to the case at ground level as before, and so provided much-needed vestry space beneath.

The refurbished console
The refurbished console

By incorporating some fine quality vintage pipework and using minimal extension and derivation, we have achieved what we consider to be an interesting and flexible specification. The 20 independent registers (delivering 30 speaking stops), provide a wide range of colours, including two diapason choruses up to mixture, a powerful full Swell, and an effective, supportive pedal.

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions the organ has not been tuned since December 2019. However, the organ was recorded on March 17th 2021 by Louisa Denby on Youtube and you can hear how well the organ has remained in tune.

For a detailed assessment of the organ, see Paul Hale’s article in the December 2015 issue of Organists’ Review (pdf in new tab/window).


Open Diapason8
Stopped Diapason*8
Harmonic Flute*4
Swell Trumpet (C)8
Swell Oboe (B)8
Tremulant (to *)

Swell to Great
Great Cornet* on Swell


Geigen Diapason8
Lieblich Gedeckt (A)8
Voix Celeste8
Geigen Principal4
Lieblich Flute (A)4
Mixture 15.19.22
Contra Fagotto (C)16
Trumpet (C)8
Oboe (B)8

Swell octave
Swell unison off
Swell suboctave


Geigen Diapason (D)16
Bourdon (E)16
Principal (D)8
Bass Flute (E)8
Fifteenth (D)4
Flute (E)4
Swell Fagotto (C)16
Swell Trumpet (C)8

Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Gt & Ped Combs Coupled

Close-up of Great Cornet
Close-up of Great Cornet
Some of the Swell ranks
Some of the Swell ranks

Other new organs

Barcheston, St Martin’s (2019)
installation of a new 2-manual 12-rank organ
Newnham, St Mark’s (2015)
reconfiguration and enlargement of the 2-manual organ
Calverton, St Wilfrid’s (2012)
a five-rank two-manual and pedal direct electric modular organ
Balderton, St Giles (2010)
two-manual and pedal, 17-rank direct electric modular organ, sited on a mezzanine floor, with new low level terraced console
Selston, St Helen’s (2010)
Halam, St Michael’s (2009)
new 7-rank extension organ, utilising some old pipework
Mansfield Woodhouse, St Edmund’s (2008)
rebuild and repositioning of two-manual and pedal Willis organ, with mobile detached console, using the original case
Wingerworth, All Saints (2006)
Linby, St Michael’s (2005)
new instrument, using much previous pipework, in new divided case
Risley, All Saints (2005)
Smalley, St John’s (2004)
Melbourne, United Reformed Church (2002)
Darley Abbey, St Matthew’s (2000)
Whitwell, St Lawrence’s (2000)
Epperstone, Holy Cross (1999)
Calow, St Peter’s (1998)
Smalley, Baptist Church (1997)
Cleethorpes, Corpus Christi (1996)
Criccieth, New Jerusalem Chapel (1996)
Marlpool, Church of the Sacred Heart (1994)
church closed in 2004