The organ at the parish church of St Michael the Archangel in Lyme Regis was built by Anton Škrabl of Brestovec near Rogaska Slatina in Slovenia, his intention being that it should be his flagship instrument in Northern Europe.
Construction of the new organ began in the spring of 2009 with installation taking place in the autumn of that year.
Voicing and tonal finishing was carried out on site and was completed in January 2010. The instrument was dedicated by the then Bishop of Salisbury the Rt.Revd.David Stancliffe.
The decision to place the order with Anton Škrabl was taken after much research and detailed consideration of the best organ builders in both the UK and in Europe. The Škrabl organ factory is thought to be the largest in Europe and in recent years has produced some exceptionally fine instruments.
This 50 rank instrument has forty-one stops spread across three manuals and contains 2242 pipes.
The magnificent organ case is of European oak and was built in the Škrabl workshops.
The pipe shades (the carved panels above each group of pipes) were created by David West, a local artist and sculptor with an international reputation. David lives and works in Lyme Regis and the pipe shades are a testament to his skill and commitment to the project.