St John's Lutheran Church
Burelli Street, Wollongong

1882 Hill & Son, London for residence of W.R. Angus, Esq., Sydney
Inst. 1940 Methodist Church, Arncliffe.
Res. & inst. present location 1979 Brown & Arkley.
1m., 6, 2c., tr.
Removed and installed St John's, Gordon 2012 Peter DG Jewkes

Photo: MQ

In January 1882 a chamber organ was ordered from Hill & Son (job no. 1810) by William Angus, a well known amateur organist, of the Sydney carriage and coach building firm, Angus & Son, then in Castlereagh Street, Sydney. The organ was aquired by Arncliffe Uniting (Methodist) Church in 1940 and in 1979 it was moved to St John's Lutheran Church, Wollongong. In 2012 it was intalled in St John's, Gordon by Peter DG Jewkes Pty Ltd.

From the Sydney Organ Journal (Winter 2012), Peter Jewkes writes:

This fine little six stop 1882 Hill organ was previously located at Arncliffe Congregational Church, after commencing its life in a private residence. Its fourth abode is now St John's Gordon, where is was installed by the Jewkes firm in April 2012, and where it will function as a chancel organ. Other than some basic repairs and "housekeeping" the organ has been moved without any major work - a testimony to the original quality of workmanship from its celebrated maker.

The specification is:

Open Diapason
Lieblich Gedact
Harmonic Flute


Manual to Pedal coupler



Mechanical action

Compass 54/25

Dummy front pipes

Photo: Trevor Bunning, April 2007