BANGOR – The Hammond Street Congregational Church is a historic landmark in Bangor and it is now adding a vintage organ from the 1800’s to its sanctuary.
Can you hear the music? This instrument adds a little bit of history to the church by providing members with another tool for worship.
“About 4 years ago in 2012, we got word from Kevin Birch that there was an organ in Boston,” said Mark Doty, the pastor of the church, “(It’s) a hook that had not been played in 60 years that was in pristine condition. They were about to have the wrecking ball and destroy it.”
The organ was implemented in an old case, and much like the church, it was also made during the 1800s.
“David Moore says this is the finest organ he’s ever seen. It’s in mint condition so that helped greatly in his work at restoring it,” said Doty.
Moore rebuilt the organ and contacted the the Hammond Street Congregational Church.
“We saved all the pipework and made new action, new keys, new levers, new peddle board and new bench to fit into this old case,” said Moore.
There will be a dedication for it on Sunday during church service. They are hoping that many people will come and enjoy the new addition.
“Every Sunday we now have the treat of having this organ as the capability to play the hymns. And it’s such an instrument for the glory of God,” said Doty.