A CHURCH organ's future is secured after £30,000 was won from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The organ at Holy Trinity Church, Hepworth, was installed by Huddersfield organ builder, Peter Conacher, in 1900 and is considered to be a splendid example of organs of its size.
Apart from the addition of an electric blower in the 1930s, it is still in its original condition.
But it has suffered badly from wear and tear, with significant deterioration in the past few years, and is in urgent need of a full mechanical overhaul.
Faced with estimates of well over £30,000 to complete the restoration project, Holy Trinity has been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to cover 85% of the project's costs.
Louise Vigor, for Hepworth Church, said: "We are delighted to have the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund as now we can restore the organ to its original condition.
"Organ music has an important role to play in the church, but it is also an integral part of the musical life of the valley and as Hepworth Church becomes increasingly important as a concert venue this lovely little organ will continue to enchant music lovers for generations to come."