A Campaign Challenge

as of June 2, 2024, 2024
$82, 278 remaining to be raised

St. Paul’s publicly launched The Bicentennial Organ Project in March 2021 to both honor the beauty and importance of music in the life of St. Paul’s and to replace the aging and ailing 1972 Schantz organ. To date we have raised/pledged in excess of $1 million towards the final goal of $1.25 million.
Since the installation of the first organ at St. Paul’s in 1826, this parish has led Lynchburg in both organ and choral music. Continue this long tradition that has placed St. Paul’s in such high esteem. Click below to make a new/additional pledge to the Bicentennial Organ Campaign.


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For 200 years, St. Paul’s has been at the forefront of including innovative liturgical music to the worship and praise of God. Thousands of parishioners and guests have benefitted from the bold move to include organ music in worship services. We today are recipients of those who, with vision and faith, went before us to provide an enhanced music experience. 
During our Bicentennial year it seems appropriate to celebrate the milestone of entering our third century with the gift of a new organ that will be enjoyed for many years by those who come after us.
St. Paul’s is thrilled to partner with Parsons Organ Builders of Canandaigua, New York to install, as a part of the parish’s Bicentennial, a new organ for the church. 
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St. Paul’s parishioners share in their own words the importance of music and the role of music in their lives and the life of St. Paul’s.

Hear from St. Paul’s parishioners

St. Paul’s Organist & Choirmaster Sumner Jenkins presented a program on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 for the Lynchburg Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the people of St. Paul’s on the history and future of St. Paul’s various pipe organs. The history is fascinating and begins with the construction of the first church building in 1826. The presentation included information on the new Bicentennial Organ being prepared for installation.