Randwick Presbyterian Church
cnr Alison and Belmore Roads, Randwick

W.G. Rendall c.1902 (2/23 electro-pneumatic)






From SOJ August/September 1987:

The fine organ in this church was built circa 1902 by W. G . Rendall using a number of second hand parts. The instrument was built behind a unique case of distinctive beauty . Its five sections are laid out on a curved plan under arches at the front of the building.

The instrument originally had tubular-pneumatic action and a detached drawstop console located under the large central pulpit. In 1974-75 the action was converted to electro-pneumatic by Anthony Welby and a new console installed. A number of tonal changes and additions came into effect - a Mixture III and Quinte 1-1/3 were added to the Swell in place of the old Lieblich Gedackt 16 and Vox Humana 8 and on the Pedal a Choral Bass 4 and Mixture II were installed.

The specification is now as follows:

GREAT
Open Diapason
Claribel
Dulciana
Principal
Wald Flute
Twelfth
Fifteenth
Mixture
Clarionet

SWELL
Open Diapason
Stopt Diapason
Gamba
Principal
Fifteenth
Quinte
Mixture
Cornopean
Oboe
Tremulant

PEDAL
Open Diapason
Bourdon
Violoncello
Choral Bass
Mixture

COUPLERS
Swell to Great
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Swell Octave
Swell Sub-Octave

8
8
8
4
4
2-2/3
2
III
8


8
8
8
4
2
1-1/3
III
8
8



16
16
8
4
II







1975 additions by A.Welby

















(New in place of the Lieblich Gedackt 16)
(New in place of the Vox Humana 8)








(New)
(New)








Great and Ped combs together


 

Photos: Trevor Bunning (Dec 2008)


Photo taken in 1969 before the organ was rebuilt [John Maidment]