Me on the organ at the beautiful Mousehole Methodist Church just outside Penzance, Cornwall. Im playing "If" which demonstrates the soft sounds on this fine organ. Mousehole (pronounced "Mouzel") is a very picturesque seaside village and well worth a visit! The organ here was originally built by Heard & Co of Truro in about 1903 and rebuilt in the 1940s by Hele & Co. It was overhauled in the 1980s by Lance Foy and electric action installed.
Me playing the 2 manual Heard organ at Wesley Rock Methodist Church in Heamoor, Penzance. Wesley Rock Methodist Church is so called because of the frequent visits by John Wesley to the area where he is said to have preached from a rock in a field. The 'Rock' in question now forms the base of pulpit in Wesley Rock Church itself and has been moved once on the completion of the building that now forms the Church, being previously held in the older adjacent building. With this theme in mind the hymn "Rock of ages" was the perfect choice!
Me playing the 2 manual Peter Conacher & Co pipe organ at Richmond Methodist Church in Penzance, Cornwall. Im playing the hymn "City of God" to the aptly named tune "Richmond". The organ features a beautiful Trumpet stop which I use in the 3rd verse.
Penzance has some beautiful chapels and one of these is High Street Methodist Church. Here I am playing the hymn "Christ is alive, let christians sing" to the tune "Truro" on the 2 manual Norman & Beard pipe organ - very apt being in Cornwall!
Me playing the tune "Do you know the way to San Jose" on the 3 manual organ at Chapel Street Methodist Church in Penzance, Cornwall. This instrument is the result of combining the small previous organ here with that originally installed at nearby St John's Hall in the 1950s. The organ is the largest in Cornwall and one of the largest to be found in a British Methodist Church.