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Church of the Ascension Anglican Church, Midland

Midland Church of the Ascension

Name of institution Church of the Ascension Anglican Church
Type of institution Church
Street Address 17 Spring Park Road
City Midland
State WA
Country Australia
Name of building
Name of room
Dates of the building 1899
Architect’s and builder’s names Mr. Ernest Wilkinson
Special architectural features Designed after the ancient church of  St. Clement's Basilica, Rome. The resemblance includes the high raised choir and sanctuary projecting into the nave; the high windowless east wall, and the large altar with its many steps of approach.
Special fittings Church bell given by Mr. Walter Padbury
Other location information
Name of contact
Mailing Address
Telephone (08) 9274 1464
Other contact information
Previous organ(s)
Date of previous organ None
Detail of previous organ
Dates when key work has been undertaken
Dates of any moves that have taken place
Variations from original design of organ
Information on previous organ
Information about comparable instruments to previous organ
Present organ
Type of installation Freestanding
Case description No case
Placement in room Right side of nave
Builder's name A. Miles
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1971
Construction materials
Number of manuals One (1)
Key compasses
Number of keys
Key material
Pedal compass No pedals
Number of pedals
Pedalboard type
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action Electro-magnetic
Type of stop action Electro-magnetic
Console type
Stop label material
General design
Playing aids
Wind pressures
Stop list
Total number of stops
Total number of ranks Three (3) extended ranks
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ Built in 1971 incorporating some Clifton pipework from Bunbury Congregational Church.
Said to also have included a rank of pipes from St Matthews Church, Guildford.
Broken up 1994 (Clifton pipework in storage).
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ
Information on current organ
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Photograph of the church from Mystery Worshipper
Technical documents 
General documents
Supporting information
Document control Original entries J R Elms, OAM, Gazetteer of Western Australian Pipe Organs, 1971, 1999,2003 and 2004.
This entry D B Duncan 31 January 2009.
Photo of the original organ from the Bob Elms collection scanned by Patrick Elms 18 May 2019.