Programme for the 2021 /2022
Saturday June 26th, 2:00pm St Chads Farndon
Chester. AGM, organ visit., music and organ magazine swaps.
Monday 19th July 7:00pm St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Colwyn Bay. Peter Conacher Organ
Saturday September 18th starting at 1:00pm Visit to Ystym Colwyn Hall (near Welshpool) SY22 6BN. .
[Home of Malcolm Clarke] - Peter Collins organ and to the
village church (18th Century John Gray with an Historic Organ
Monday 4th October 7:00pm to 9:00pm: A visit St Mary’s, Coleshill St., Flint. Vist (another) Peter Conacher organ and discussion about Christmas music.
Saturday 20th November 2:00pm to 4:00pm Workshop: Singing the Psalms in Worship, Our Lady of the Rosary, Buckley. [CH7 2AF].
Saturday 22nd January 2:00pm – 4:00pm Quiz and social time together.
Our Lady of the Rosary, Buckley CH7 2AF
Saturday 26th February 2:00pm-4:00pm Christ Church Higher Bebington. Organ Visit.
Kings Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 8LX
Monday 21st March 7:30pm – 9:00pm St. John the Baptist. Visit to historic Hill organ.
Vicar’s Lane, Little St. John Street, Chester, CH1 1SN
Monday 11th April 7:30pm-9:00pm St Werburgh’s Chester. Organ visit.
Grosvenor Park Road CH1 1QJ
Monday 16th May following Evensong (5:30pm) Chester Cathedral.
Chester, CH1 2HU
Saturday June 18th 2:00pm-4:00pm St Mary’s Eastham. Organ visit.
Stanley Lane, Eastham, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62 0AG
Satruday July 9th 2022 2:00pm
Our Annual General Meeting and a presentation on “New Music for Sunday Worship”.
Our Lady of the Rosary, Buckley. [CH7 2AF].
Programme for the 2019/2020
Monday September 16th
2019 7:00pm A talk about Hauptwerk and an
opportunity to try out the system. Heswall, Wirral. Details
Monday 14th October 2019, 7:30pm Visit to Christchurch
Birkenhead to hear and play the three manual Father Willis
Saturday 23rd November 12:45pm Wesley
Chester. Recital played by Paul Carr (Birmingham
followed at around 1:45pm by an opportinty for members to play the
Saturday 25th January 2020. Masterclass with
Monday February 24th 2020, 7:30pm. Highfield URC Rockferry.
Interrupted by COVID-19 pandemic.
Programme for the 2018 /2019 season
Monday September 24th, 7:30pm
St Werburgh's Chester - An eveing on improvisation skilss (James
Saturday October 20th, 1:30pm
The Marble Church Bodelwyddan - Visit to see, hear and play the new
Allen digital organ.
Saturday 17th November,
2:00pm Visit Christ Church in Llanfairfechan - last year's planned
had to be cancelled due to building work at the church.
Monday December 17th,
7:30pm. Social event at Stanlye Palace, Chester.
Monday January 14th 2019,
7:30pm. Social event (including a quiz) with the Liverpool Association
at Poulton Hall, Wirral.
Saturday March 23rd 2019,
2:00pm Vist to Holy Trinity Parish Church and the Central
Methodist Church in Llandudno. Memebers will be able to play
fine three manual Rushworth and Dreaper instrument , recently restored
by Henry Wills & Sons and the Viscount Digital organ.
Monday 29th April 2019,
St Helen and St Mary, Neston Wirral. Visit to hear and play a
fine three manual and pedal Foster and Andrews instrument.
Monday 27th May 2019,
7:30. Vist to hear (and play) the organ at John Latham's home, Malpas.
Monday 17th June 7:00pm.
AGM followed by our annual diner at Upton Golf Club, Chester.
Programme for the 2017/2018 season
At each location visited we will learn a little about its
history and the
organ, which will be demonstrated by the resident organist or by a
short recital given by one of our members. Members
usually have the opportunity to play the organ. Tea or Coffee
served. Full details will be given in the Newsletter
the event, all of which will have a theme.
18th, 7:30pm. St Giles' Wrexham . Composite recital by
7:30pm. Church of the Good Shepherd Heswall. 2M &
Rushworth and Dreaper organ built in the 1971. Roger Fisher
consultant . Open console. NPOR entry
November 4th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Christ Church, Newtown,
Chester. Illustrated talk / presentation by Alan Thurlow,
Chairman of the British Institute of Organ Studies. BIOS
due to work being carried out on the Church Roof
2:00pm. Christ Church LLanfairfechan. 3M & Pedal organ based on
&Pedal organ by Hill.. Open console.
has a BIOS grade 1 historic organ certificate. NPOR ENtry
1:30pm - 4:30pm. Organ workshop on accompaniment,
"tricks of the trade" and sight reading. Led by Graham Eccles.
All Saints' Church, Gresford.
12th, 7:30pm. Christ Church Port Sunlight. 4M
& Pedal Willis II organ. Open Console. NPOR entry
Hoole Methodist Church. Singing workshop led by Enid Whittle.
17th, 7:30pm. Chester Cathedral. Details of the activity to be
19th 20th Anniversary celebrations. St
Andrew's URC Handbridge. Chester 2:00pm - 5pm
June 11th 7:30pm. Stanley Palace, Lower Watergate Street,
Chester. AGM, buffet and musical entertainment.
Programme for the 2016/2017 season
Saturday 16th July, 2.30pm Arley Hall (Chapel), Cheshire.
Saturday 24th September, 1.00pm Bangor Cathedral
Monday 24th October, 7.30pm Cilcain Parish Church
Monday 14th November, 7.30pm St Saviours, Oxton
Monday 12th December, 7.30pm Christ Church, Chester
Saturday 14th January 2017, 10.30am Willis Organ Factory, Liverpool
Saturday 18th February 2017, 2.00pm Ellesmere College
Monday 27th March 2017, 7.30pm St Peter’s, Ruthin
Tuesday 25th April 2017, 7.30pm Chester Cathedral
Tuesday 16th May 2017, 7.30pm Bethlehem Chapel, Rhosllanerchrugog
Tuesday 13th June 2017, 7.00pm AGM & Dinner, Upton, Chester
September- Saturday 5th 2015 from 2:00pm – A
opportunity to hear
play two Willis organs in West Kirby. West Kirby
Methodist Church and St Bridget's Church. Arranged
by Brian Moate and Paul Marriott.
September - Monday 28th 2015 at 7.30pm - A visit
to the historic church of St
Eurgain & St Peter Northop
(CH7 6BQ). We shall learn
something of the history of the church and Phil Wendt, the resident
organist, will introduce and demonstrate the organ to us before opening
the console for members to play.
October Saturday 24th 2pm St Mary the Virgin Eccleston
November Saturday 28th 2015
at 12 noon - Visit to Liverpool Metropolitan
- Visit to hear and
play the Binns organ in Sussex Street Christian Centre, Rhyl.
January Saturday 30th 2016 ,
2.30pm - Visit Liverpool Anglican
March Monday 7th 2016,
7:30pm - Joint social meeting with Liverpool
April Tuesday 26th 2016, 7.30pm
- Chester Cathedral.
May 30th May, 7.30pm - St
June 14th June (Tuesday)
7:00pm AGM and Diner
with guest speaker, David Wells. Chester Golf Club
SEPTEMBER - Saturday 6 from 11.00am – A
opportunity to hear
play two Norman & Beard organs in Thornton Hough restored by
Willis. All Saint’s Parish Church, CH63 1JP at
St. George’s URC, CH63 1JJ at
by Iain Stinson.
SEPTEMBER - Monday 29 at 7.30pm. A return visit to St.
Church, Village Road Waverton, Nr. Chester, CH3 7QN, with its
Willis/Sixsmith two manual organ to be demonstrated by resident
organist Richard Morgan-Jones, then an open console session.
OCTOBER – Saturday 25 at 2.30pm – St. Mary,
Dodleston, CH4 9NT
NOVEMBER - Saturday 29 at 2.30pm – Church of the Holy Spirit,
Ewloe, CH5 3BF
DECEMBER - Monday 15 at 7.30pm - Christmas Social with Carols at Our
Lady of the Rosary, Buckley, CH7 2BF
JANUARY – Monday 26 at 5.30pm - Chester Cathedral
FEBRUARY - Saturday 28 at 2.30pm - St. Laurence,
Road, Frodsham, WA6 6AD Ken Fayle to demonstrate the organ then Open
MARCH - Saturday 28 at 2.30pm – Come & Sing
with Philip Stopford. Hamilton St. Methodist Church.
APRIL – Monday 27 at 7.30pm – Composite
recital in St. Asaph Cathedral followed by an open console
MAY – Monday 25 at 7.30pm – Composition
with Philip Stopford. Hamilton St.
JUNE – Tuesday 23 at 7.00pm AGM and Diner
Professor Ian Tracey), Upton-by-Chester Golf Club, CH2 1EE
JULY – Monday 20 at 7.30pm –
Church, Pantasaph. Keith Edwards will give the history of the
Poyser 2 manual organ and tell of the work he did to restore it.
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