2010 saw the launch of a project which had been under discussion for several years. A project to re‐install a pipe organ in the church; to finally replace the one destroyed in November 1944, when the church and a large part of Stuttgart was reduced to rubble by allied bombing.
The idea was first mooted over 8 years ago when a parishioner and organ student, Andy Dewar, told people about an organ he knew of in England that needed a new home. At that time it seemed like such a far out dream that few took Andy’s idea seriously ... but dreams grow and to cut a long story short, the facts were gathered, estimates given, architects and organ experts consulted, fund raisers were held, donations were collected and on the 12th June 2011 Suffragan Bishop of the Church of England Diocese in Europe, David Hamid and The Rt. Rev. Joachim Vobbe - Bishop of the Old Catholic Church of Germany dedicated the newly restored and installed organ in St. Catherine's to the greater glory of God.
Thanks to all those that worked so hard to make this project happen, through organising events and donating their time and money.
Now the organ is installed there are several events scheduled to enable all to hear the beauty of this instrument played by accomplished organists.
Details of how you can support the Organ Maintenance Fund can be found here
Details and photos from past events held to support the Organ Project can be found here.
Those who are familiar with St. Catherine's, but no longer living in Stuttgart will probably never have seen it with a pipe organ - our photo tour will show you what we have lost and what we have gained!