Reed church’s Organ Fund launches with sell-out concert

Reed Choir's concert at St Mary’s Church. Picture: Reed Choir

Reed Choir's concert at St Mary’s Church. Picture: Reed Choir - Credit: Archant

A fundraising campaign to replace Reed parish church’s organ is well under way after the village choir’s sell-out summer concert.

The performance by Reed Choir - which was held last Saturday at St Mary's Church - was attended by more than 80 audience members, raising £750.

The church organ is made up of parts of a larger instrument from West Sussex, which the Reed church paid for in the 1970s. It has been in decline over the last decade.

It is thought to cost more than £100,000 to replace, and is part of wider works to restore the Anglo-Saxon church to its prime.

"It was a wonderful occasion," said concert organiser, Liz Kershaw.

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"The audience were very appreciative and generously gave to the cause. It was the perfect way to launch our fundraising campaign."

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