Bishop Nicholas led the service of thanksgiving and rededication for the restored organ at St Guthlac's in Market Deeping on Sunday (27th October).

The organ was installed in 1882 at a cost of £339 7s 5d. It has had a number of tweaks and overhauls over the years, the last one being in 1993, but by 2017 the organ almost failed completely and it needed another major refurbishment. Now finished it is reported that it will delight listeners and organists alike.

Also launched on the day was Elizabeth Parkinson's book 'A Celebration of musical moments and memories in St Guthlac's church 1818-2019'. 

Here are some photos from the day with the kind permission of David Pearson. 

Pictured are Bishop Nicholas and Peter Davies.

Pictured below L-R are Nigel Bacon, Alan Bullard (front), Bishop Nicholas, Anthony Hall (MD of Clevedon Organs (UK) Ltd who undertook the organ renovation (front), Peter Davies and in the background members of the choir. 

Pictured below are Bishop Nicholas and Elizabeth Parkinson author of 'A Celebration of Musical Moments and Memories in St Guthlac's Church 1818-2019'. 

Pictured below are: Bishop Nicholas; Nigel Bacon (back); Councillor Xan Collins, Mayor of Market Deeping, Composer Alan Bullard (back); Bob Broughton, Town Councillor and Peter Davies.

Pictured is Bishop Nicholas and the choir as they sing the anthem. 

The magnificent cake baked to celebrate the refurbishment of the William Hill organ.

Bishop Nicholas presents a copy of Elizabeth Parkinson's book to the town council.

Bishop Nicholas presents a copy of Elizabeth Parkinson's book to Elizabeth Noble. 

Residents from Rose Lodge enjoy refreshments in the church.

Bishop Nicholas presents the Mayor of Market Deeping, Xan Collins, with her copy of Elizabeth Parkinson's book. 

Pictured L-R is Elizabeth Parkinson, Peter Davies and Kate Brown. 

Pictured are Nigel Bacon, Bishop Nicholas and members of the choir.