Frequently Asked Questions

What inspired the creation of this site?

Anna was inspired to set up this site following the research she carried out for a project on young organists. The full report is available here – ‘Inspiring Organists of the Future’. There are so many valuable organ related organisations, magazines, groups, websites and more out there.  Anna felt it was sometimes difficult to know which way to turn for the information you are looking for, especially if you are new to the organ world and so, The Organ Manual was developed.

I’d like to write a blog for the site. Can I do this?

Most certainly! We’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch and we can arrange a suitable date for publication.

I have some information on other sites, would you like to know about them?

Yes please! Just send me a message using Get in touch! The more relevant links the better to make this site as useful as possible for all organists.

There is an error on a page, how do I report it?

Please do let us know if you see any errors, if links don’t work or information is inaccurate. Get in touch using Get in touch! and we will look to make the amendments as soon as we are able.

How can I find a person local to me to give me more information?

Do feel free to drop us a line and and we will try and help you. You could also do a Tweet tagging @theorganmanual. However, a good place to start might also be to go to the A Church Near You site where you can find details of your local Church or England.

Can I add an information to ‘Did you know’?

Yes! Please let us know about anything you run, organise, encourage organists etc. There is no charge for placing information here (unless it is an advert for a company, please get in touch for more information). It will remain in the column for a month. Due to space restrictions, entries will be limited to 3 a month and a maximum of 100 words.

Do you intend to cover the Theatre or Busker Organ?

Not at the moment, they are not areas we know anything about. Maybe one day. Or if you know someone who could do this please ask them to get in touch!

Why have you just covered the UK?

We don’t have enough time or knowledge about organ organisations, publications etc in the rest of the world at the moment. Sorry! However, if this is something you would like to replicate in your country, why not get in touch!

Do you endorse the companies listed on this site?

We don’t endorse any of the companies listed. Although we have contacts with some of them, none are favoured anymore than others. That is why all listings are in alphabetical order.

Have you purposely overlooked some companies or organisations?

Absolutely not! Out hope for this site is for it to be the go to reference site for all things organ. We have spent a great deal of time researching the data we have included, but it is of course possible we have missed something. If we become aware of useful information we add it as soon as we are able. If we have not listed a company, organisation, course, retailer or any other supplier of organ services it it totally accidental. Please do let us know about them so we can add the information as soon as possible! Just use the get in touch! form.