The Grey Street Church Pipe Organ
When the Onehunga Co-operating Parish was established in 1996, the combined parish inherited two historic pipe organs and an “Allen” digital instrument (from the Church of Christ).
A creative way to preserve both pipe organs in Onehunga was approved by the Church Council in 1999. The two “Croft” organs (Presbyterian 1909 and Methodist 1938) were skilfully restored by the South Island Organ Company (Timaru), then combined together as one organ, creating a versatile instrument of 38 speaking stops from 1027 pipes.
Described by the Auckland City Organist, Dr John Wells, as a musical “taonga”, the rebuilt organ was commissioned and dedicated in 2002. The organ symbolises in a tangible way the coming together of the denominations into one worshipping and serving community.
Swell to Great
Swell Sub Octave
Swell Unison Off
Swell to Pedal
Great to Pedal
Auto Bass Coupler
9x Presbyterian pipe ranks (1909)
6x Methodist pipe ranks (1938)
Great Mixture II (2 ranks) (2002)
Acoustic Bass 32 from
Subbass 16 and Bourdon 16 (2002)
38 speaking stops from 17 ranks of pipes
Total number of pipes 1027