Christ Church, Eaton invites you to pipe up 

Christ Church, Eaton in Norwich is inviting people to sponsor an organ pipe or stop in order to fund essential renovations to their church organ which is well used by schools, choirs and local organisations.  

The organ at Christ Church, Eaton in Norwich was built in 1893.  Although it has received regular attention, the last major overhaul was in 1966 and it is showing its age.  
Leather on the stops is cracking and a large influx of dirt following the theft of lead on the roof six years ago means that the instrument is protesting and becoming difficult to play.
Dr Julian Pitt, PCC Treasurer of Norwich Eaton Christ Church said: “Renovation is essential. We want to improve the instrument - not just to enhance the musicality of an already musical church with a talented organist and a good and dedicated choir, but also to provide better facilities for the organisations and people we work with.”
The cost of the renovation is estimated to be around £75,000 of which the church has already raised £45,000.  The church is running a 'Pipe Up' fundraising appeal, inviting people to help them reach their target by sponsoring one of the 1,162 pipes and 20 stops of different lengths. Sponsorship starts at £25 for a 2ft pipe rising to £1,000 for a 16ft stop.
Julian said: “With your help we can maintain and improve the accompaniment of one of Norwich’s best church choirs, significantly contribute to musical education in our area, including local choirs and over 600 school children, and inspire more than 8,500 attendees a year at services, concerts and events.”
During the ‘re-voicing’ stage of the renovation the plan is to invite donors to a celebratory tea where their name or a suitable message will be inscribed on the sponsored pipes  - these won’t be visible to visitors.  Donors will also be named in a folder on display in Christ Church unless anonymity is preferred.
For further information about the appeal please visit the churches' fundraising webpage or contact

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