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Ss Peter's and Mark's Anglican Church, Palmyra

Palmyra Ss Peter and Mark

Palmyra Ss Peter and Mark

Palmyra Ss Peter and Mark
The organ prior to redecoration

Palmyra Ss Peter and Mark
Newly diapered pipes

Palmyra St Peter and Mark

Palmyra St Peter and Mark

Palmyra Ss Peter and Mark

Palmyra Ss Peter and Mark

Palmyra Ss Peter and Mark

Name of institution Ss Peter's and Mark's Anglican Churc
Type of institution Church
Street Address 4 Hammad Street
City Palmyra
State Western Australia
Postcode 6157
Country Australia
Name of building Ss Peter's and Mark's Anglican Church
Name of room Church sanctuary
Dates of the building December 1970
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features Built in 1970, this church reflects the architecture of the time - a juxtaposition of styles designed as a "standalone" architectural structure. The church has a tiered, clean-lined look. Inside, the church has a high ceiling and sloping floors.
Special fittings There are four plaques mounted on a wall in the porch of the St Peters and St Marks Anglican Church to commemorate ANZAC losses in World Wars I and II. Two of the plaques are marble with black inscriptions. The other two are engraved metal plates that were originally at the base of two pencil pines outside St Peters Church, East Fremantle. When the church closed, they were transferred to their current location along with the two marble plaques.

Other location information

Name of contact
Mailing Address
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
Case description
Placement in room
Builder's name Unknown, England
Inside the chests of the organ were found papers used as shims labeled Beales & Company.  This does not mean that the Beales firm built the organ, but that at some stage worked on it.  Beales was a known English organ builder of the late nineteenth century.
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 19th Century
Construction materials
Number of manuals One (1)
Key compasses
Number of keys
Key material
Pedal compass
Number of pedals
Pedalboard type
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action Mechanical 
Type of stop action Mechanical
Console type
Stop label material
General design  
Playing aids
Divisions    Manual (Pedal pulldowns)
Wind pressures
Stop list
Open Diapason 8'
Stopped Diapason 8'
Dulciana 8'
Principal 4'
Fifteenth 2'
Total number of stops 5 stops
Total number of ranks 5
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ The organ was built in the 19th century in England.
Restored in 1890's by W. Beales & Co., Croydon, England.
Relocated to Australia in 1902
Restored in 1995 by Pipe Organ Builders and Services.
Repair to the mouths of the display pipes, cleaning and redecoration according to pattern discovered beneath old paintwork, 2011 by Pipe Organs WA Pty Ltd.
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ Installed in 1902 at Congregational Church hall, Claremont.
Installed in 1905 in Congregational Church, Claremont.
Removed after 1976 to Methodist Ladies College, Claremont.
Installed in present location October/November 1984
Information on current organ
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder

Photograph of church from The Anglican Parish of Fremantle web site.
Photograph of ANZAC plaques from Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Photographs of organ and pipework from Graham Devenish.
Additional photographs by Bruce Duncan

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 17 January 2009.
Additional information from Bob Elms 13 February 2009.
Church building and organ installation dates and stoplist supplied by Fred Grosvenor 30 November 2010.
Repair and decoration details from Pipe Organs WA 28 January 2011.
Additional photographs John van den Berg 08 May 2012.
Additional photographs by Bruce Duncan 14 November 2015.