This organ was built by Mander organs of London. The chapel and organ case were designed by Basil Champneys in the 1890s in his characteristic free renaissance style with an interesting blend of classical and art nouveau elements. As originally finished, the organ case was spoiled by the coarse and unimaginative arrangement of front pipes provided by the builder of the original organ (Vowles of Bristol). To accomodate the new organ, Stephen Bicknell redesigned the facade in a manner much more sympathetic to the Champneys style. The pipes in the three towers have been arranged according to their natural speaking lengths; the intervening two-storey flats and their woodwork are completely new.

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