The organ that you can now hear in King Charles Church began life in 1887, It was built by the renowned firm of J W Walker, and has been extended by them several times since, most notably in 1938, when their advertising leaflet described it as “in every way a complete and modern three manual instrument”. Its voice plays an important part in services every Sunday, as well as being heard in weddings, funerals and concerts throughout the year.
We are fortunate to have a number of talented organists in the congregation and around Tunbrudge Wells. For details of organ recitals, please see our concerts calendar.
In 2015, we ran an appeal to raise money for the organ’s restoration, and successfully raised £30,000. The first stage of the project involved highly skilled work removing hundreds of the 2,055 pipes deep inside the organ mechanism and replacing old valves made of sheepskin. We celebrated its completion at the King Charles Festival service on 31st January 2016. If you would like to continue to support this beautiful historic instrument, you can still make donations to the Organ Fund and help us to build up the fund against any future work.
Double Stopped Diapason
|Open Diapason 1||8|
|Open Diapason 2||8|
|Viola da Gamba||8|
|Great to Pedal|
|Swell to Pedal|
|Swell to Great|
|Swell unison off|
|Choir to Great|
|Choir to Pedal|
|Choir unison off|
|8 combination pistons to each manual and pedals|
|8 general pistons, duplicated on pedal toe pistons|
|Swell & General toe pistons transfer|
|Inter-divisional coupler thumb pistons|
|Reversible toe pistons for Gt-Ped and Sw-Gt|
|Great & Pedal combinations coupled|
|8 levels of divisional & 256 levels of general memory|
|Sequencer advance piston on each manual and pedal|
|Sequencer retard on Great|