St Mary & St Giles Stony Stratford Willis Pipe Organ Restoration and Reach-out project
In 2014, after eight years of fundraising, we were fortunate to be awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £82,700 in 2014. This grant enabled us to commission the restoration work while we continue to fund raise for additional non-heritage items (new pipes and case work).
The grant enables us not only to restore the organ, but also to research its history, produce learning resources, including a DVD, for all age groups, build a group of volunteers, and deliver year-only community music and education programmes involving the restored organ.
We report quarterly to the Heritage Lottery Fund on progress, evaluating what is going well and the lessons we are learning from the project. Our reports are provided below and you can see more on the restoration work, history, learning resources, volunteering, music and education programmes in other parts of the site.