The organ and its care

A pipe organ may be the most expensive single artefact in the church, after the building itself. Most ministers, church councils and organists will be faced with the question of “What needs to be done to the organ?” on an annual basis (for care, routine maintenance and tuning), and every 15 or 20 years when more substantial work may be necessary.

A downloadable information sheet is available, intended for those who do not know much about organs. It is written in non-technical language that, we hope, will make it possible for all those involved to weigh up the issues. The information sheet is made up of the following sections:

  • Brief outline of the way a pipe organ works, addressing its main components
  • Large projects involving major work and expenditure on the organ
  • Normal care and maintenance
  • Where to go for more information

Download information sheet on the organ and its care