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The Neville Mansel Memorial Organ Scholarship was established in 1992, in memory of a former Organist and Choirmaster who served at the church for over 40 years. The scholarship endorses the church's commitment to train young organists. Currently, the scheme is served by two Organ Scholars.

Several of our Organ Scholars have gone on to study at top universities and continue their scholarships at cathedrals.

A bursary is available and applications are invited in May of each year to fill the scholarship for the following academic year.

Former Neville Mansel Memorial Organ Scholars

in recent history include:

   - Sam Adams (Director of Music St Thomas’ Church, Brentwood)

   - George Ford (Organ Scholar Leeds Cathedral)

   - Richard Cook (Organ Scholar Worcester Cathedral)

   - Peter Wakeford (Assistant Organist St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow)

   - Oliver Lincoln (Director of Music Ingatestone and Fryerning Parishes)

Organ Scholarship