International Organ Day

Orgelkids - Organ Building

As part of International Organ Day Adrian has organised a workshop for Heacham Juniors who will be coming to HPC from 10am to 11.30am on Friday 19th April. They will be building a mini organ! If you would like to look in and see what they are up to you are very welcome to come along.

International Organ Day

20 April 2024


                Demystifying the organ - 

                                                 six varied instruments in 6 hours – to hear or to try.

More of an organ canter than a crawl! ‘andante amabile’  rather than ‘largo’.

Celebrating local organ music, do drop in at any or all the events to enjoy hearing and playing a varied selection of local church organs.

Your hosts – local organists Peter Murray, Andrew Pearson, Adrian Flower

11.00 St Nicholas Dersingham PE31 6LN (wc) – one manual tracker Foster and Andrews 1884

11.45 St Mary’s Snettisham PE31 7NA (wc) two manual tracker by Kirkwood 

12.30 Heacham Parish Church PE31 7HJ (wc)  3 manual Spurden Rutt 1914 additions and modifications by Holmes and Swift,  35 speaking stops, detached drawstop console. A chance to look inside the casework, and guess the number of pipes! Small prize to anyone who gets it correct within 100. 

Tea, coffee, squash, biscuits etc supplied…... or byo.


1.00 pm. Delighted that Adrian Richards ( organist King’s Lynn Minster) has agreed to give a 30 minute recital at Heacham


2.00pm  St Edmunds Hunstanton PE36 6BE Allen 2 manual electronic

2.45pm St Mary’s Old Hunstanton PE36 6JS (wc) 3 manual Walker 1936 with additions, 28 speaking stops, stopkey horseshoe console, attractive casework

3.30pm Holme next the Sea Church  PE36 6LJ  J W Walker 1894 given to the church 1937 2 manual tracker 6 stops.

Tea etc offered

This is an informal friendly day hoping to encourage folk, not only to enjoy the varied fantastic organ history and sounds, but also to have a short ‘go’ on the local organ..if you can play a hymn on the piano you can do it on the organ with just a little initial help......don’t worry about the pedals!

Just drop in to any of the venues or ideally spend the day with us.

If folk don’t get time to play any of these organs other times can be arranged.


Adrian Flower

Organist Heacham Parish Church (

01485 571102




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