A warm welcome to our Association

An apology: For those who have tried in vain to access this site recently and found it had disappeared from Google completely there was a reason. We had been given free hosting and support by a friend but sadly he died at the end of July. Welcome back!

Whether you love listening to this fabulous instrument or enjoy playing it, we welcome you to join us, the Suffolk Organists' Association. Each year we publish a Journal. We offer opportunities to visit churches throughout the county and further afield, recitals and lectures. We offer bursaries and advice to those of any age who would like to advance their abilities with the instrument.

Unfortunately the talk at St. Peter's Sudbury on Tuesday 12 July at 2pm about Roger Green's forthcoming book has been postponed. The Lewis organ in St. Peter's is in need of some maintenance and his book is delayed with an expected publishing date later this month. STOP PRESS: Harmony in Worship - building supportive relationships between clergy, musicians and congregations - by Stephen Mitchell and Roger Green (ISBN 978-1-84867-860-6) Available from Kevin Mayhew @ £11.99. There is a 23 page sample on the website.

"Here is an excellent resource for all those interested in the part music can play in worship. At its very best, music can enhance so many aspects of worship – from joyous praise to quiet contemplation.

Contents include chapters on hymns, choirs, organists, the changing face of music in church and instruments. The authors, a well-respected organist and a recently retired clergyman with a music degree, have produced a valuable book to provoke discussion and encourage the part music plays in worship."

Andrew Garfath-Cox Webmaster and Immediate Past President