Gloucestershire Organists’ Association Membership Information

President: David Briggs MA FRCO FRSA ARCM
Registered Charity No. 1091795

The Gloucestershire Organists’ Association was founded in 1947 to advance the education of the public in the study of the art of music with reference to organ music.
The Association is affiliated to the Incorporated Association of Organists (IAO) to which over 100 other local associations are also affiliated, which means you will also be a member of the IAO. The IAO publishes the Organists’ Review and arranges regular organ events. The Gloucestershire Organists’ Association offers advice to performers, teachers, students, church people and members of the public concerned with the improvement of standards of performance of organ music. During each year the Association arranges lectures, visits to organs and organ demonstrations. Members enjoy the friendship and social aspects of belonging to a thriving group of like-minded individuals. The Association runs a Student Organist Scheme. Bursaries are sometimes available – details on request.

All members receive:

A directory of all members which is regularly updated. This also shows those members who are willing to deputise by arrangement and members who are willing to teach the organ
Details and an initial free copy of the Organists’ Review, a quarterly publication by subscription direct from the IAO. regular newsletter giving details of organ events both local and wider afield.
How to Join
The Association is keen to welcome new members. You do not have to play the organ to be eligible for membership which is open to all people who are interested in the organ. If you would like to join, please complete the application form and gift aid forms below, as appropriate.

Mr. Michael Barrett
Hon Membership Secretary, The Gloucestershire Organists’ Association

If you are able to Gift Aid your subscription that would be greatly appreciated. *Please see the form below*

Membership Form








Do you wish to be shown on the membership list as willing to teach?


Do you wish to be shown on the membership list as willing to deputise?


Membership type



*If applying as a student member, please include your age if under 18. If you are under 18, you must provide a parent or guardian’s email address and phone number. Do not submit your own.





I apply for membership of the Gloucestershire organists’ Association and consent for you to hold my personal details for furthering the business of the Association. *




I wish all my donations to the Gloucestershire Organists’ Association from this date onwards to be treated as Gift Aid donations. I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/ or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference







Membership Subscriptions

Current Membership Subscriptions:
Adult: £15.00,
Married Couple/Civil Partner/Family: £17.50,
Student: while receiving any form of full time education: Free

Membership subscriptions are due on the 1st January each year. For members joining in mid-year, a reduced subscription is payable for that year. For security reasons we have not published our banking details on this form. Please contact the Hon Treasurer who will provide you with details of how you can make payment. Acceptable methods are: Standing Order, Electronic Transfer or by Cheque.

Hon Treasurer: Mike Eddy: or Mobile 07739 558333

Gift Aid Notes

1. You can cancel this declaration at any time by notifying the Hon Treasurer of the GOA.
2. If your circumstances change and you no longer pay tax, you must cancel this declaration
3. If you pay tax at higher rate you can claim further relief via your self assessment tax return
4. Please see if you are not sure whether your
donations qualify for Gift Aid.
5. Please notify the GOA Membership Secretary if you change your name or address.