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THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH IN CHESHAM


The site of our present buildings - in The Broadway at the heart of Chesham town centre - has been a place of worship and a base for witness since 1724, but the roots of the congregation are believed to go back much further. The building was originally constructed for an Independent Congregation. When it was re-built in 1886 it was by a Congregational Church. In 1972 the congregation joined the United Reformed Church.


The organ

The organ in the church dates from 1886 and is of historic note since it is the first use of tubular-pneumatic action by the organ builder: Forster & Andrews. It is listed in the National Pipe Organ Register and the British Institute of Organ Studies awarded it a certificate Grade I in June 2011 as illustrated below: