‘ORGAN donors’ are needed for a town centre church.
Huddersfield Parish Church, Byram Street, is appealing for donations to restore its 101-year-old organ.
The instrument, made by Conachers of Huddersfield, has accompanied worshippers since 1908.
But time has taken its toll on the faithful keys, pedals and pipes.
And while parishioners have pledged cash to replace parts on the instrument, the church is still a few pipes short of an organ!
Now Huddersfield Parish Church is appealing to the public to sponsor its last few tubes.
A £40,000 job to restore the organ to its former glory starts next year.
It includes removing and cleaning the pedal pipe work, washing and re-setting the pipes, cleaning the bellows and checking the instrument’s electrical contacts.
A new eight-foot reed stop and sub-octave will be added to the organ.
The organ appeal takes place as part of a £1.25m revamp of the church.
Vicar of Huddersfield, Canon Catherine Ogle said: “We’re hugely proud of this instrument and appreciative of all that it contributes to our worship.
“It’s vital that we maintain the organ not just for worship, but also for the many cultural and social events that take place at church.
“I do hope that the people of Huddersfield will help us with this challenge.”
Church member Sheila Brierley added: “The organ plays a big part in the service. It has beautiful sounds, can be sombre and moody, or full of colour and exciting depending on the situation.”
If you can help call Canon Ogle on 01484 427964 or 544558.