St Mary and St Giles

Pipe Organ Fund Appeal


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Welcome to the Organ Appeal website
for the restoration of the 3 manual Willis Organ
at St Mary and St Giles Church, Stony Stratford

This site tells you all about the organ, the reasons for the fundraising appeal, how to make a donation and Events and Concerts at St Mary & St Giles Church.

Music for all @ SMSG website at
for forthcoming events

We are delighted to announce that the
Willis Pipe Organ Restoration and Reach-out project
has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.
See the Press release for information about this exciting new project which funds the education and outreach activities of the project and enables the commissioning of the work on the organ.

Find out about Music for all at SMSG

We celebrated 130 years of our Willis organ
and completion of phase 1
of the restoration with an

Organ Festival from 7th - 9th September 2012

See the organ fund blog
for photos and a description of the events.

History Researchers needed
You can volunteer to help discover more about the history of the Willis organ

See the Fundraising page for an update on how much we have raised so far,
including featured events such as

Spem in Alium
during 2009,
The Open University Choir and Quorum
in 2010,
the winter Musical Bites,
the monthly 'Third Thursday at Twelve-Thirty' lunchtime concerts,
the 2011 Grand Gala Concert,
the 2012 Choral Day,
the 2013 Rutter Requiem Choral Day,
the 2014 Messiah Choral Day
and the Pipe Organ Restoration Open Day in 2014

Read the blog for press releases, news about our fundraising and updates on events. You can subscribe to the blog by visiting

Find SMSG Organ Fund events on Facebook and
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Please sponsor a pipe in our scheme for Pipe Sponsorship.

Parish family musical groups who contribute towards music making in the parish and fundraising activities include The Parish Singers, the Church Band, the Handbell Ringers and St Mary & St Giles Junior School Orchestra.

The Parish of Stony Stratford with Calverton website is at