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St Patrick Mount Lawley

St Patrick Mount Lawley

St Patrick Mount Lawley

St Patrick Mount Lawley

Name of institution St. Patrick's Anglican Church
Type of institution ChurchSt Patrick Mount Lawley
Street Address 731 Beaufort Street
City Mount Lawley
State WA
Postcode 6050
Country Australia
Name of building St. Patrick's Anglican Church
Name of room Sanctuary
Dates of the building 1936
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features The church is oblong in shape, of red brick construction, with art deco internal features.
Special fittings
Other location information
Name of contact
Mailing Address 731 Beaufort Street, Mout Lawley, WA, 6050
Telephone (08) 9271 4516
Other contact information
Date of previous organs None
Detail of previous organs
Dates when key work has been undertaken
Dates of any moves that have taken place
Variations from original design of organ
Information on previous organs
Information about comparable instruments to previous organs

Present organ
Type of installation Left chancel
Case description
Placement in room Left chancel
Builder's name Norman & Beard
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1893/1894
Construction materials
Number of manuals Two (2)
Key compasses
Number of keys 61 notes (windchest 56 pipes)
Key material
Pedal compass
Number of pedals 30 notes
Pedalboard type Radiating and concave
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action Electro-pneumatic
Type of stop action Electro-pneumatic
Accessories    Control/Memory system with wireless connection, 500 memory levels, sequencer
Console type Detached
Stop label material
Placement Opposite organ in chancel
General design Drawstop
Playing aids Mechanical Swell pedal
Divisions    Great, Swell, Pedal
Wind pressures
Stop list
Bourdon 16'
Open Diapason 8'
Dulciana 8'
Open Gedact 8'
Principal 4'
Flute 4'
Fifteenth 2'
Mixture III
Open Diapason 8'
Stopped Diapason 8'
Principal 4'
Voile d'Orchestre 8'
Horn 8'
Oboe 8'
Open Diapason 16'
Bourdon 16'
Principal 8'
Flute 8'
Total number of speaking stops 18
Total number of ranks
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ

Tonal alterations 1973 F.J. Larner & Co.
Renovated 1998 Pipe Organ Builders & Services. A new pipe was provided for each of the Pedal Open Diapason and Bourdon ranks.

Works undertaken by Pipe Organs WA in 2017
1.  New blower and relocation to room below the organ chamber.
2.  New Control/Memory system with wireless connection, 250 levels of memory Sequencer of 500 levels, up to 100 steps each. In Sequencer mode, all divisional and general pistons function as 'Next' piston.
3.  Addition of Sw Oct to Pedal to stop list
4.  Addition of Gt & Pedal Combinations Coupled drawstop
5.  New mouths to bass 10 Open Diapason 16’ pipes to improve speech
6, Six thumb pistons for Swell and Great
7. Six toe pistons for Pedal
8. Twelve general thumb pistons and 8 general toe pistons
9. Thumb and toe pistons for 'Next' and 'Previous' Reversible thumb pistons for Gt-Ped, Sw-Ped, Sw-Gt.
10. Tutti Reversible toe pistons for Gt-Ped, Sw-Ped, Sw-Gt Swell Octave to Pedal coupler

Resultant Bass 32'added to Pedal 2018

Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ Built 1892 and installed 1894 Trinity Congregational Church, Perth.
Removed and  installed 1929 Johnston Memorial Church, Fremantle.
Removed, rebuilt and installed 1969
at St Patrick's Church, Mt Lawley by Paul F. Hufner.
Information on current organ Please refer to the Organ Historical Trust of Australia website for additional information on this organ
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Photographs of the church and organ by Bruce Duncan
Technical documents 
General documents
Supporting information
Document control Original entries J R Elms, OAM, Gazetteer of Western Australian Pipe Organs, 1971, 1999,2003 and 2004.
This entry D B Duncan 27 December 2008.
Specification detail from Patrick Elms and Colin van der Lecq May 2012
Photographs of the church and organ by Bruce Duncan 26 May 2012

Additional works information by Gaham Devenish 23 August 2017
Historical information from John Beaverstock 21 October 2017
Revision to stop list by Lynne Langford 20 October 2018
Additional information from John Beaverstock, 24 May 2020