The Organ Project at St Mary’s, Portsea

The Organ Project has been established to interpret, restore, enhance and celebrate the heritage associated with 130 years of music-making in St Mary’s Church, Portsea.

The unique 1889 Walker pipe organ is at the heart of life within the Parish but is now in a critical condition where interim repairs are no longer sufficient to keep this nationally significant instrument from being lost.

We will engage with local communities, develop volunteer skills and enthuse visitors with an exciting programme of activities; interpreting the organs history, science, sound and function, and sharing its undoubted awe.

By restoring this organ to its original Victorian character, we will inspire a new generation of musicians, students and audiences, and further extend the outreach of a less-privileged, but dedicated Parish church, to the diverse inner-city community in Portsmouth and beyond.

The Organ Project will make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities.

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    November 11, 2022
    The historic restoration of the 1889 J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd. pipe organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea, began in October 2020, undertaken by Nicholson & Co Ltd. of Malvern, with expert guidance from Dr. William McVicker, and funding support...
    Upcoming
    October 14, 2022
    The historic restoration of the 1889 J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd. pipe organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea, began in October 2020, undertaken by Nicholson & Co Ltd. of Malvern, with expert guidance from Dr. William McVicker, and funding support...
    Upcoming
    September 30, 2022
    The historic restoration of the 1889 J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd. pipe organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea, began in October 2020, undertaken by Nicholson & Co Ltd. of Malvern, with expert guidance from Dr. William McVicker, and funding support...
    Upcoming
    September 16, 2022
    The historic restoration of the 1889 J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd. pipe organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea, began in October 2020, undertaken by Nicholson & Co Ltd. of Malvern, with expert guidance from Dr. William McVicker, and funding support...
    Upcoming
    August 5, 2022
    The historic restoration of the 1889 J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd. pipe organ in St Mary’s Church, Portsea, began in October 2020, undertaken by Nicholson & Co Ltd. of Malvern, with expert guidance from Dr. William McVicker, and funding support...
    Upcoming
    July 16, 2022
    Service of Dedication, Heritage Restoration Presentation by Dr. William McVicker and Andrew Caskie (Nicholson & Co. Ltd.), and an Inaugural Recital given by Thomas Trotter. The historic restoration of the 1889 J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd. pipe organ in St...