Church of Ireland Parish Churches

Re: Church of Ireland Parish Churches

Postby mlee » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:57 pm

ake wrote:According to this is also by Welland.

It was built in the 1840's and cost around £4000. In 1850 the tower and spire were added costing £1000.

At around this time also there was some modification of the chancel.

The church had lost it's old organ in 1798 (which had been in the old church). In 1864 the present organ was acquired from the Chapel Royal in Dublin where it had been erected by Telford in 1815. (it's first playing was at a thanksgiving service for waterloo). In 1885 it was enlarged and altered and then moved out of the west gallery to the south of the chancel. There was some more work done on it in 2005 the time of the re-roofing.

When in 1994 it was decided to partially restore Pugin's wrecked Cathedral of St.Aidan's, St.Mary's was made available to the RCC for sunday masses and weddings and funerals.

The East window is by William Morris and co, Westminster.

Incidentally, in the post above on St.Werburgh's you can see another piece of furniture originally from the Chapel Royal- the pulpit - designed by Francis Johnston.

I am currently researching the musical history of the Chapel Royal, and I find this very interesting. Do you have any sources for your information on the Telford organ?
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