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

FriDec09
Church Open for sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
SatDec10
SunDec11
Holy Communion Service 8:30 am9:00 am

Temple Church Carol Service Service 11:15 am12:15 pm
MonDec12
Church Open for sightseeing 10:00 am1:00 pm

TueDec13
Church Open for sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm

Carols for Pro Bono Special Event 6:15 pm7:30 pm
WedDec14
Church Open for sightseeing 10:00 am12:30 pm
ThuDec15
Church Open for sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm

Holy Communion Service 1:15 pm1:45 pm

Temple Church Carol Service Service 6:00 pm7:00 pm
FriDec16
Church Open for sightseeing 2:00 pm3:00 pm
SatDec17
SunDec18
Holy Communion Service 8:30 am9:00 am

Temple Church Carol Service Service 11:15 am12:15 pm
MonDec19
Church Open for sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
TueDec20
Church Open for sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
WedDec21
ThuDec22
FriDec23
Church Closed for sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
SatDec24
Wedding Service 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Choral Communion for Christmas Eve Service 11:15 pm12:15 am
SunDec25
Choral Mattins for Christmas Day Service 11:15 am12:15 pm
MonDec26
TueDec27
WedDec28
ThuDec29
FriDec30
SatDec31
SunJan01
Holy Communion Service 8:30 am9:00 am
MonJan02
TueJan03
Church Open for sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
WedJan04
Church Open for sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
ThuJan05
Church Open for sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
FriJan06
Church Open for sightseeing 10:00 am4:00 pm
SatJan07
SunJan08
Holy Communion Service 8:30 am9:00 am