Job number: A295

St Francis of Assisi Church was opened in 1935 in response to the growing housing estates which sprung up in the area at this time.

The organ was built by the John Compton Organ Company Ltd and opened with a recital by Dr George Thalben Ball and was originally intended as a temporary instrument. However, almost 80 years later, it is - happily for me being a Compton fan - still here!

The organ is an excellent example of a pre war 'Miniatura' model and has 2 ranks of pipes - Diapason and Rohr Gedeckt. Despite the limited specification, the organ is enhanced by wonderful acoustics and is situated on the rear gallery.

The specification reads:

Bourdon 16'
Flute 8'
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal

Bourdon 16'
Open Diapason 8'
Rohr Gedeckt 8'
Principal 4'
Fifteenth 2'

Open Diapason 8'
Rohr Gedeckt 8'
Flute 4'
Piccolo 2'

Ventil switches