Essex Organists’ Association

for Organists and Organ Enthusiasts

​Formerly the Chelmsford and District Organists’ Association
Affiliated to The Incorporated Association of Organists



The Royal College of Organists launches The Organ Podcast

Dedicated to the world of the organ, organists and organ music, The Organ Podcast will be published fortnightly to inform and entertain organists ‘of every age and stage’, as well as organ enthusiasts and those who are simply curious and want to know more about our instrument and music. Presenter Mark O’Brien will present episodes featuring interviews with leading UK and international organists, visits to historic or little-known organs of interest, organ rebuilds and restorations, and organ-related activities, news, discussions and initiatives from around the world. The Organ Podcast is available from all popular podcast directories, as well as via the College’s YouTube page, or simply visit to find links to these outlets.

Organathon at St Mary’s Church, Dedham

Your President and other EOA members were very pleased to be able to take part in a 24 hour Organathon at St Mary’s Church, Dedham recently, where over £4,500 was raised towards the church’s organ appeal. The church’s Director of Music, Antony Watson, has been working hard with others and with Nicholson’s of Worcester to transplant a large 2 manual and pedal Binns organ (electrified by Willis) from a church in Scotland to Dedham. After a number of recent fundraising events, including the Organathon, the funds raised stand at £215,000 out of the £280,000 target. We send our good wishes to Antony and all those involved in this exciting project, and look forward to an EOA visit to the newly installed organ in 2025!!


Launch of the Christopher Kingsley The Christopher Kingsley Memorial Fund for Organist.

The Christopher Kingsley Memorial Fund for Organists was launched at St Nicolas Parish Church, Witham, on 21st January 2017. More details here.