ST ANSELM ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
DARTFORD, KENT, UK

Great
1
  Open Diapason
8
 
 
2
  Chimney Flute
8
 
 
3
  Principal
4
 
 
4
  Fifteenth
2
 
 
5
  Mixture
IV
 
 
6
  Trumpet
8
 
 
i
  Swell to Great    
           
Swell
7
  Stopped Diapason
8
 
 
8
  Salicional
8
 
 
9
  Flute
4
 
 
10
  Gemshorn
2
 
 
11
  Sesquialtera
II
 
 
12
  Larigot
1
 1/3
           
Pedal
13
  Subbass
16
 
 
14
  Octave
8
 
 
ii
  Great to Pedal    
 
iii
  Swell to Pedal    
           

Tracker key action : Mechanical stop action : Slider soundboards

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This compact two manual and pedal organ was completed during December 1994. The upper case contains Great and Pedal on a common soundboard, with a small brustwerk Swell beneath. The case is of white Oak, with Limewood carvings.

The carved panels in front of the Swell portray the story of Pope Gregory sending Augustine to England in AD 597 to found the See of Canterbury. St. Anselm, to whom the church is dedicated, was himself Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 -1109. The four panels depict: Gregory with a dove whispering in his ear and holding a scroll with the inscription Non Angli sed Angeli, a shield with crossed Saxon crowns representing the King and Queen of Kent, a second shield representing the voyage of Augustine, and finally a figure of Anselm himself.

Dartford screens in front of Swell

The pipeshades in the upper case contain doves, symbolic of the Holy Spirit.

Dartford console

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