Impressive new organ at Topsham church

CHURCHGOERS who attend St Margaret s in Topsham are being welcomed into the building with the unmissable sight of a new organ. More than �100,000 was raised between 2002 and 2008 to buy an impressive organ from a church in Plymouth seven years ago. Build

CHURCHGOERS who attend St Margaret's in Topsham are being welcomed into the building with the unmissable sight of a new organ.

More than �100,000 was raised between 2002 and 2008 to buy an impressive organ from a church in Plymouth seven years ago.

Builders have been busy fitting the instrument which the Reverend Richard Jeffery said would be ready to use soon.

He said: "We are delighted with the organ and it will be a lovely addition to the church. We are looking forward to hearing it."

Mr Jeffery said there would be an inaugural recital in the New Year and a special act of dedication for the organ on November 29.

Michael Farley, organ-builder, from Budleigh Salterton, said: "It is rare for such an instrument to become available.

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"I have inspected it several times and know it to be built of the finest materials - mainly solid mahogany.

"As it was built only 50 years ago, it is relatively new in organ-building terms.

"This would be a sound investment for future generations and would give a complete instrument - one which has not been altered and will last, almost indefinitely with a minimum of maintenance.