Music

Spridlington, St Hilary
West Lindsey's 2018 Open Churches Festival dates are 12-13 & 19-20 May. 90+ buildings, 750 volunteers, all churches free entry. The information below refers to the 2017 festival and has been left in place to give website visitors an idea of what to expect in 2018.

In conjunction with Lincolnshire Organists Association (LOA) the festival also offers visitors an Organ Trail, with many organ recitals over the two weekends, each about 30 minutes duration. 

To order a hard-copy brochure of the 2017 festival, email churchesfestival.info@gmail.com with your full address and we will post one to you.

The 2017 itinerary is:

LOA PERFORMANCES

SATURDAY 20th MAY

Faldingworth, All Saints, 11-11.30am
Brocklesby, All Saints, 12 noon-12.30 on the antique chamber organ
Caistor Methodist Church, 1-1.30pm
Searby cum Owmby, St Nicholas, 2-2.30pm
Grasby, All Saints, 3-3.30pm


SUNDAY 21st MAY

East Barkwith, St Mary, 3 to 3.30pm

Organ music will also be playing at Market Rasen (St Thomas), Minting (St Andrew) and Nettleton (St John the Baptist) during the weekend. 

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SATURDAY 13th MAY

Newton on Trent, St Peter, 11-11.30am
Owmby by Spital, St Peter & St Paul, 11-11.30am
Spridlington, St Hilary, 12 noon-12.30
Hackthorn, St Michael & All Angels, 2-2.30pm

SUNDAY 14th MAY

Nettleham, All Saints, 2pm-2.30pm
Stow, St Mary, 3pm-3.30pm

OTHER ORGAN MUSIC

Gainsborough United Reformed Church 
Sat 13th May 10am-11am, 2pm-2.30pm 
Sun 14th May, 2pm-3pm

Grayingham, St Radegund
Sat 13th May & Sun 14th May, 
11am-12noon, 1.30pm-2pm

Messingham, Holy Trinity
Sat 13th May & Sun 14th May, 2pm

Scotton, St Genewys
Sat 13th May, 11am-12noon

ORGANS FOR THE PUBLIC TO PLAY

Please look out for the organ symbol in the Guide Book, and the link on the sidebar in this website, indicating that visiting organists are welcome to play.   

There are many interesting small 1-manual organs to be found in village churches, Brocklesby, Greetwell and Cherry Willingham as examples, and there are some good 

2-manual instruments also, such as in Nettleham, Faldingworth, Stow Minster, Spridlington, Scothern.




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