The old church first had an organ in the 1730s, but being quickly recognised as a wretched instrument it was replaced in 1749 with one by Richard Bridge who was buried in the church yard. His grandson - the distinguished organ maker George Pike England was responsible in this new building. Said to have been the first in the country with pedals, the organists at Windsor Castle and the Chapel Royal stated that there could not have been a better one made anywhere.
The low ceiling and this magnificent instrument facilitated the church’s priority of worship through congregational hymn singing. As the technology of earlier times has served church worship in earlier generations, contemporary technology and musical instruments can now be seen serving a living congregation. This building is neither a museum nor a relic but home to Inspire Saint James - the congregation that now meets here on Sundays.