St Peter Mancroft is home to two organs, one of which is the renowned 1984 Peter Collins instrument. 

Photo of our Collins organ

The Collins organ was built in 1984, and is situated at the west end of the church. It is a mechanical-action instrument voiced and constructed in accordance with eighteenth century organ practice and tradition. The organ is visually, not just acoustically stunning, with lime wood carved screens by Sigfried Pietszch. The words Soli Deo Gloria  ('to God alone be the glory') are carved into the screen above the echo organ. 

The organ is used for accompaniment and the playing of organ voluntaries on Sundays, and for concerts/recitals at various times during the year - see the concerts page for further details. 


The specification, along with various features of the design (including the visual layout of the keyboard section) was conceived by former St Peter Mancroft Organist, Kenneth Ryder. 

Great Organ

Bourdon 16', Principal 8', Spitz Flute 8', Octave 4', Hohl Flute 4', Quint 2 2/3', Octave 2', Block Flute 2', Tierce 1 3/5', Mixture IV-V, Cymbal II, Trumpet 8', Tremulant

Ruck Positive

Gedact 8', Quintadena 8', Principal 4', Rohr Flute 4', Gemshorn 2', Tapered Quint 1 1/3', Sesquialtera II, Scharf IV-V, Curtall 16', Cremona 8', Tremulant

Echo Organ

Stopt Diapason 8', Salicional 8', Celeste 8', Coppel 4' Principal 2', Octave 1', Tertian II, Vox Humana 8', Tremulant

Pedal Organ

Principal 16', Subbass 16', Octave 8', Wood Flute 8', Tenor Octave 4', Mixture IV, Posaune 16', Trumpet 8'

All standard couplers, plus Positive Octave to Pedal. Three adjustable combination pedals to Great, and three to Pedal. The organ is tuned to Valotti temperament.