The Appeal is now closed
Thanks are due to:-
Present and past members and friends of St. Mary’s congregation for their generous financial support and sponsorship of ‘pipes’.
Members of St. Mary’s and other organisations for a series of concerts and other events in support of the appeal. These were most enjoyable social occasions and we thank those who provided refreshments and merchandise for sale.
We are extremely grateful to those bodies who awarded grants in furtherance of our work – The Archdeacons Fund, The Garfield Weston Foundation, The On Organ Fund and The Osmond Bequest.
A permanent record has been made of all who contributed to the appeal in any way.
Now that the work is completed we have fulfilled our responsibility in terms of our stewardship of the organ which is now ‘fit for purpose’ for the next two or three generations.
We were all extremely saddened by Richard’s death on Ash Wednesday 2020. Richard was a key member of our music team for many years. He coped admirably with the old organ and it is such a pity that he will not be able to ‘work his magic’ on the restored instrument.
There were several donations in Richard’s memory including one very substantial amount. These means that when all the bills have been paid there will be a surplus in the Appeal Fund. It has been agreed that this will form the basis for the Richard Morgan Memorial Fund. When things return to normal we will be able to celebrate Richard’s life in an appropriate manner and progress the fund. More details will appear here in due course.
Revd. Lizzie Kesteven (Vicar) John Anson (Director of Music) November 2020