This four manual organ of sixty-four speaking stops was built by Mander Organs of London in 1993-4 while Stephen Bicknell was employed as head of design. The consultant was Revd. Dr. N.J.Thistlethwaite. The proposal for the organ was prepared by Ian Bell of Mander Organs. The twin cases, by J.Oldrid Scott, were slightly altered and their position adjusted by a few inches in order to suit the new instrument. Stephen Bicknell took charge of the detailed technical design of the instrument with assistance from Geoffrey MacMahon and others.

The organ is laid out assymetrically, with the four manual divisions above the console on the left side, and the pedal organ and blowing plant on the right side. The key action is mechanical, of the suspended type to all four manuals. The stop action is mechanical, with an additional electric solenoid action for the pistons..

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