The Minster is currently home to two organs: the historic Snetzler pipe organ and a modern digital instrument. At the present time, the digital organ is used for all services as, unfortunately, the Snetzler organ is not currently operational. For more information on the Snetzler instrument, please visit our Snetzler page.
St. Paul’s is home to a fine electric two manual Viscount Vivace Deluxe organ. This is the 5th organ in the church’s history. Speakers are housed in the case of the original pipe organ.
The organ was installed and first heard in St Paul's during the Christmas Eve service in 2018.
To celebrate the installation of the new instrument, a series of Saturday lunchtime organ recitals by local organists was held.
A full specification of the organ can be downloaded below.
The digital organ, a Rodgers Trillium Masterpiece, has been in use at the Minster for over ten years. It was purchased after it became evident that the condition of the Snetzler had deteriorated to the point that it was no longer playable.
The Rodgers organ is a 3 manual instrument which had previously been installed for a time in St Alban’s Abbey during the rebuilding of its pipe organ.
It is a powerful instrument with a good range of stops. It was revoiced to suit its new surroundings at installation and serves the Minster well.