AN ORGANIST who has been playing at Shepley Methodist Church for more than 50 years was treated to a surprise presentation.
Colin Secker, 73, was given a framed picture containing six photographs from around the church and village.
He was also given a signed card from members of the congregation and a cheque for £250 from church funds to say thanks for all his hard work and dedication.
Mr Secker is a retired joiner and property steward at the church.
Letting steward Rita Smith said Mr Secker was both "liked and respected".
Following a service at the end of March he informed the congregation of his half a century of playing.
Mrs Smith, who has known him for more than 30 years, said it was then that church members decided to honour his considerable efforts.
Mrs Smith said: "I think the good thing about Colin is his consistency. He's there week in and week out.
"He never says `I can't play next week'."
She said on the few times he is away he always personally arranges a replacement.
"He's a quiet man. He doesn't make a lot of noise and he goes about his duty unobtrusively.
"He enjoys coming to Shepley Methodist Church and he's very much a part of it."
She also said he had given his time to make furniture for the church.
"He's made an awful lot of lovely pieces of furniture and items for the church.
"They really are lovely. You couldn't buy them better in the shops."
And she added: "He's a good organist!"
Mr Secker is married to Mary and they have three children and two granddaughters.
They will celebrate their golden wedding on May 19.