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

MonSep27
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am1:00 pm
TueSep28
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am2:00 pm

WedSep29
ThuSep30
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
FriOct01
Church Open for sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
SatOct02
SunOct03
Holy Communion Service 8:30 am9:30 am

MonOct04
Memorial Service Service 6:00 pm7:00 pm
TueOct05
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm

Memorial Service Service 5:45 pm6:45 pm
WedOct06
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm

Lunchtime Organ Recital: Charles Andrews Concert 1:15 pm2:15 pm

ThuOct07
Holy Communion Service 1:00 pm1:30 pm

BBC Singers and Anna Lapwood Organ Concert 2:00 pm3:00 pm
FriOct08
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
SatOct09
Wedding Service 1:00 pm2:00 pm
SunOct10
Holy Communion Service 8:30 am9:30 am

Choral Communion Service 11:15 am12:15 pm
MonOct11
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
TueOct12
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm

Memorial Service Service 5:45 pm6:45 pm
WedOct13
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm


Choral Evensong Service 6:00 pm7:00 pm
ThuOct14
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm

Holy Communion Service 1:15 pm2:15 pm
FriOct15
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
SatOct16
Wedding Service 2:00 pm3:00 pm
SunOct17
Holy Communion Service 8:30 am9:30 am

Choral Mattins Service 11:15 am12:15 pm
MonOct18
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am1:00 pm

TueOct19
Church Open for Sightseeing 1:00 pm4:00 pm
WedOct20
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm


Choral Evensong Service 6:00 pm7:00 pm
ThuOct21
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm

Holy Communion Service 1:15 pm2:15 pm
FriOct22
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm

SatOct23
SunOct24
Holy Communion Service 8:30 am9:30 am

Choral Communion Service 11:15 am12:15 pm
MonOct25
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
TueOct26
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
WedOct27
Church Open for Sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm

Lunchtime Organ Recital: Roger Sayer Concert 1:15 pm2:15 pm

Choral Evensong Service 6:00 pm7:00 pm