Replacement Organ

Note with regard to the current position concerning a replacement organ.  

Following discussions with the Archdeacon it transpires that an Archdeacon’s Permission for Temporary Re-ordering cannot be issued during an interregnum.  At the time of submitting our application this was not known. As a result the unavoidable requirement is for a Faculty to be granted for the new instrument. This will take a few weeks so, disappointingly, we will not have the replacement in time for Remembrance Day Service. That is the not-so-good news.

The good news is that the age, price, and history of the new organ is not now an issue.  The Archdeacon is reassured on these aspects, and he is confident that a Faculty application will be successful.  We cannot proceed without this.

We are fortunate in having the electronic keyboard to use in the meantime – which is certainly better than nothing!

Given the above, my own feeling is that we should adopt a completely positive attitude to the matter, and look forward to having a nice ‘new’ organ reasonably soon – almost certainly in time for Christmas.

Michael Roberts




New Email Address

With the retirement of John Leonard at the end of June, the Parishes office has a new email address, The old email address of will still be operational and all emails will be automatically forward to the new email address. If you have given us permission to contact you please add this email to your address box to avoid the emails going into your spam box.  Many thanks in advance


Vicar's Retirement
While we have a vacancy for Vicar, arrangements are being made to continue services in St Mary’s Abbotskerswell as before, whenever possible. Changes to the regular pattern of worship will be notified on this page and with details on the Calendar.