Main Organ

 
The present organ has evolved from an instrument built in 1880 by Lewis. It is a large instrument with five "departments" - Great, Swell, Choir, Positive and Pedal played from three manuals and a pedal board.

The Positive section, added in 1980, is located on a shelf outside the main organ chamber behind the altar in St Katharine's Chapel. The Organ was rebuilt and modernised in 1980 by Wood Brown of Maidstone. It is now in the care of Colin Jilks and Associates.

The specification of the organ is now:-

Great     Choir    
1. Violone 16 27. Rohr Gedeckt 8
2. Open Diapason 8 28. Viola Dolce 8
3.. Principal 8 29. Harmonic Flute 4
4. Dulciana 8 30. Nazard 2 2/3
5. Claribel Flute 8 31. Flautina 2
6. Octave 4 32. Twentysecond 1
7. Traverse Flute 4 33. Clarinet 8
8. Gemshorn 4 34. Tuba 8
9. Twelfth 2 2/3      
10. Fifteenth 2 Positive    
11. Gemshorn 2 35. Principal 8
12. Mixture 4 ranks 36. Gemshorn 4
13. Harmonic Trumpet 8 37. Gemshorn 2
14. Tuba 8 38. Twelfth 2 2/3
  Great to Pedal   39 Nineteenth 1 1/3
  Swell to Great     Tremulant (Switch)  
  Swell to Great Octave    

Choir/Positive to Pedal

  Swell to Great Sub Octave     Swell to Choir/Positive  
  Choir/Positive to Great        
           
Swell     Pedal    
15. Lieblich Bourdon 16 39. Sub Bass 32
16. Geigen Diapason 8 40. Contra Bass 32 (Electronic)
17. Lieblich Gedeckt 8 41. Open Bass 16
18. Viole d'Orchestre 8 42. Violone Bass 16
19. Voix Celeste 8 43. Bourdon 16
20. Geigen 4 44. Bass Flute 8
21. Concert Flute 4 45. Octave Bass 8
22. Mixture 2 ranks 46. Principal 8
23. Fifteenth 2 47. Fifteenth 4
24. Bassoon 16 48. Octave Flute 4
25. Cornopean 8 49. Contra Bombarde 32
(Bottom Octave Electronic)
26. Oboe 8 50. Trombone 16
  Tremulant   51. Tromba 8
  Octave        
  Sub Octave        
  Unison Off        
  Swell to Pedal        

Manual Compass CC - A Pedal Compass CCC - F
Detached all electric drawstop console with five adjustable pistons to Great, Swell and Pedal and four to Choir/Positive.
Reverser Pistons to Great to Pedal, Swell to Great, Tuba, Clarinet, Trombone and Contra Bombarde.
General Cancel Piston.
Switch for Great and Pedal pistons coupled
Choir on/off switch. Positive on/off switch

The 1980 Console of the Organ in All Saints Church, Maidstone Kent

The Willis Chamber Organ
The Willis Chamber Organ is a portable instrument and is usually kept at the west end of the church. Its primary function is to accompany the choir for the motets that are sung during the administration of communion.

The organ has one manual and a pedal board. The manual has four stops and in April 2002 three digital stops were added to the pedal thus increasing the versitility of the organ

The specification is:-

Manual

1
2

 

Gedeckt
Aeoline

 

8'
8'

 

3
4

 

Gemshorn
Flautino

 

4'
2'

Pedal

1

2

 

Bourdon (Electronic)
Echo Bourdon (Electronic)

 

16'

16'

 

3

 

Cello (Electronic)

 

8'

Stop Key Manual to Pedal