The Association seeks to encourage and promote interest in all branches of church music. It organises an active programme of meetings including concerts, recitals, competitions, visits and social events. The object of the Association, which has been existence for over sixty years, is "to advance the education of the public in the study of the art of music with special reference to liturgical and organ music¯. The association has been working within this formal aim but in a more relaxed way than the constitution might suggest. Information is exchanged regularly through a newsletter which is mailed to all members. It is affilated to the Incorporated Association of Organists (IOA).
The purpose of the Incorporated Association of Organists is to help provide education and training relative to organists (playing, interpreting, caring for the organ and so no) and the wider public. The IAO may also speak on important issues with a united voice and enable its members and affiliated associations to extend the range of their activities without financial risk. Its President and Officers constantly seek opportunities to provide new services and to keep members up-to-date through the quarterly Organists' Review. There are currently over 70 local associations in the UK. The total membership is now over 4,500 in the UK with others living all over the world.
Organists' Review is the leading magazine for all lovers of the organ and its music. It provides a kaleidoscope of the organ world, with articles, information and stunning pictures covering a wide range of organ related topics. In addition to regular features such as new music and CD reviews, each issue explores in depth a theme of current interest. It is lavishly illustrated in colour. The price for UK Members of a local association is £29.00.