Christmas 2014

The Christmas Tree festival has now been opened at St John’s with an Organ Recital. To get everyone in the Christmas mood here is a short clip of O come all ye faithful recorded earlier this month. Merry Christmas!

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Extract from Songs of Praise

We have recently come across a recording from the early 1980′s of an episode of Songs of Praise recorded at St John’s. We’ve created a two verse clip of the last hymn that was sung during the episode. There are many faces of locals in the clip, many of whom are sadly no longer with…

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Farewell to the Organ

Following the success of our appeal we have managed to purchase a reconditioned blower unit a few months ago but the air reservoir connected to it was at a great risk of failing completely thus rendering the new blower obsolete since the Organ couldn’t be provided with air from it. Our Organ tuner has now managed…

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August Update

It’s been a few weeks now since our last update.  Our fundraising efforts are continuing and more fundraising events are being held.   Last weekend our dedicated team of volunteers organised a fundraising day in the gardens of St David’s Church by the quay.  Our thanks go out to all of those who donated items…

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First Big Milestone reached!

Who would have thought when this appeal started that there would have been so much activity within its first 6 weeks of running? Thanks to all of the generosity of many, the appeal has now just passed £10,000! We only have £4,000 to go to reach our first goal. Messages of support are continuing to…

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Fundraising Update

Apologies for not providing updates for a while – we haven’t vanished!   Last Saturday we had our first fundraising day. Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone that organised and helped at the two events that were running in different parts of the town and to those who have generously donated items to help…

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Blower Unit Replacement Ordered

Thanks to the generosity of donations to our appeal we’ve ordered a replacement blower unit.  It is an identical model to the one that is currently in the basement but it has been fully refurbished and a new 3 phase motor unit will be installed as well.  It should be installed at some point next…

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Update after our first day!

The last 24 hours have been very busy. We have had lost of messages from people offering help and support for running events and helping out and we are immensely grateful to them. We have also had many donations through the website overnight and the amount raised now sits at £7,254 (in just over 24…

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Organ not working!

Following the 11am Sunday service at St John’s on the 1st of June the 79 year old electric blowing unit that supplies the Pipe Organ with air broke down. Watkins and Watson (a Pipe Organ air movement specialist company who installed the original unit 79 years ago) visited the church to diagnose what had happened…

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