Revd Dhoe Craig-Wild
The Rectory
Rectory Drive
Whiston
Rotherham
S60 4JG
Whiston Parish Church
St Mary Magdalene, Whiston; Rotherham

The Church Organ

 

The Church Organ is the gift of Mrs Eliza Rowdon Hall. She donated money for it in memory of Walter Russell Hall as well as her parents.

This is commemorated by a plaque on the front of the organ.

The organ has now been the centrepiece of worship here at St Mary Magdalene for over 100 years and this inevitably lead to the instrument suffering from wear and tear. So, in the early 2010s, the church worked hard for three years to raise funds for the organ's upkeep. Refurbishments were carried out in late 2013 and early 2014. A new blower was fitted to the instrument; it's pipes were removed, cleaned and restored - before being returned to their original positions; whilst decades-old asbestos was also removed. The newly-restored organ was re-dedicated by the then Bishop of Sheffield, Dr Stephen Croft, in a special service on 18th May 2014.

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