The Temple Church has been fortunate to have had many fine organs to enhance its music and worship. The present organ was installed in the church by its builder, Harrison & Harrison Ltd, in 1954. The case, behind which is the four manual organ complete with three 32-ft stops, is modelled on drawings of the Temple’s Father Smith organ of 1688.

From 1683 (the year Father Smith and Renatus Harris were commissioned to compete for the contract to install an organ in the Temple Church), the instruments have been well documented. However, the earliest mention of an organ in the Temple Church appears in an inventory made by the Sheriffs of London in 1307 which mentions that there were In the Great Church ‘Two pairs of organs and in the quire a book for the organs and two cushions for the chanter’s chairs.’

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What’s On In Summary

SatNov27
Wedding Service 3:00 pm4:00 pm
SunNov28
Holy Communion Service 8:30 am9:30 am

Choral Communion Service 11:15 am12:15 pm
MonNov29
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm

TueNov30
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
WedDec01
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm

Advent Carol Service Service 6:00 pm7:00 pm
ThuDec02
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am3:00 pm

Holy Communion Service 1:15 pm2:15 pm

Bar Choral Society Christmas Concert Concert 7:15 pm8:30 pm
FriDec03
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
SatDec04
Wedding Service 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Wedding Service 4:00 pm5:00 pm
SunDec05
Holy Communion Service 8:30 am9:30 am

Choral Mattins Service 11:15 am12:15 pm
MonDec06
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
TueDec07
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am1:00 pm

WedDec08
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm

Choral Evensong Service 6:00 pm7:00 pm
ThuDec09
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm

Holy Communion Service 1:15 pm2:15 pm

FriDec10
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
SatDec11
SunDec12
Holy Communion Service 8:30 am9:30 am

Temple Church Carol Service Service 11:15 am12:15 pm

Children's Nativity Play Special Event 3:30 pm4:30 pm
MonDec13
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am2:00 pm

TueDec14
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
WedDec15
ThuDec16
Holy Communion Service 1:15 pm2:15 pm

Temple Church Carol Service Service 6:00 pm7:00 pm
FriDec17
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
SatDec18
SunDec19
Holy Communion Service 8:30 am9:30 am

Temple Church Carol Service Service 11:15 am12:15 pm
MonDec20
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
TueDec21
WedDec22
ThuDec23
Holy Communion Service 1:15 pm2:15 pm
FriDec24
Choral Communion for Christmas Eve Service 11:15 pm11:45 pm
SatDec25
Choral Mattins for Christmas Day Service 11:15 am12:15 pm
SunDec26
MonDec27
TueDec28