St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Goring UK
Organ Restoration Fund
George spoke affectionately about how much he loved his country home and the community of Goring. A place he could live out a peaceful life, escape from the world's noise, and enjoy being a fellow neighbor.
In his back yard, George got to hear the bells and music coming from St. Thomas. George admittedly not a religious man, was spiritual. We all know that George loved Christmas, decorated, and celebrated the season. His great wealth afforded him the opportunity to assist his community when a need arose.
The organ at St Thomas’ Goring-on-Thames is 150 years old. Back in 1870, it was a magnificent instrument of the highest quality but, with no major work carried out on the instrument since 1930
Restore & Rebuild
"Nearly all the 1,481 pipes will be carefully cleaned and regulated before being put back into service on new re-designed soundboards. The wind system will be replaced, and we are planning to add four new stops - including a bassoon and trombone to give a wider, brighter and richer sound."