TQ7908 : Organ, St Leonard's Parish Church

taken 6 years ago, near to St Leonards, East Sussex, Great Britain

Organ, St Leonard's Parish Church
Organ, St Leonard's Parish Church
Morgan and Smith, 1965, renovated in 1982.
Detached horseshoe shaped console opposite organ.
3 Manual and pedals, 36 stops.
St Leonards Parish Church
Grade II listed.
There was originally a church built in 1834, by James Burton, father of Decimus Burton.
The church was destroyed in 1944, and was rebuilt between 1953 and 1961 by Sir Giles Scott and A G Scott.
The tower was added in 1960.
Because of the lie of the land the church actually faces south towards the sea. It consists of a massive tower with a parabolic arch which contains the West window and three door entrance. The tower has a Bell opening in the shape of a cross. There are more parabolic arches inside, and there is a dado of blue-grey stone with a wavy moulding along the top representing the sea.
There is a modern west(actually south) gallery with a community area above and meeting area below.
Many of the fittings also represent the sea including the chancel floor which is in inlaid with a variety of fish.
The pulpit is shaped like a boat and was made by a Jewish carpenter in a Galilean fishing village. The lectern is comprised of an old ships binnacle.
The windows are by Patrick Reyntiens who also did stained-glass at Coventry Cathedral.
The font was carved from a solid elm log with scenes from Jesus' Nativity
The church has suffered from structural problems partly caused by the pressure on the higher lands behind it.
More landslips behind church occurred in the 1980s and in the year 2000 the building's future was said to be uncertain and closure was considered. However it still thrives today.
The organ dates from 1965 by Morgan and Smith.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 November, 2012   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 24 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Church (from Tags)
St Leonards 
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St Leonards on Sea 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7969 0885 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.0754N 0:33.0822E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7969 0885
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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