Pipe Up has published a paper giving our thoughts on organs in former churches which are being re-purposed as community centres.
We are seeing an increasing number of these situations, which, though welcome, present their new trustees with difficult decisions about whether to retain, dispose of (or even, replace) the organ.
See our What We Do page for a link to the paper.
The picture below is of the community centre in the Kent village of Headcorn. The centre is a former Methodist church. The original organ was removed and sold, but it has been reconstructed by organ builder Martin Renshaw. It is now being used by three local choirs.