Clifton St Francis


The organ in 2009

The earliest date of the organ is unknown, but it was purchased in 1896 at the sale of an old rectory by H. W. B. Ludwig of Banbury. Some of the stops were said to be 100 years old. Ludwig re-built it and sold it to Claydon House, Buckinghamshire. It was presented to Clifton St. Francis in 1955 and re-built by Henry Willis. He gave it an electric action and, by adding some stops, increased its power for leading congregational singing. It was said to be one of the best little pipe organs in this area of the country. After 1993 it was maintained by A. Cragg, organ builders.