A CHURCH’S historic clock – which was in grave danger of being lost for good – will be repaired following a successful fundraising mission.

St Paul’s Church, in Monk Bretton, has a cast iron skeleton dial with opal glazing within the frame.

The clock was originally created to ensure that local miners arrived at work on time and since its installation in 1894, the clock has provided the local community for 129 years.

Last month, after a service, the clock was found to be well-worn and some parts in danger of breaking up.

A member of St Paul’s parochial church council set up a ‘Go Fund Me’ page, hoping to raise the funds to have the clock repaired.

Fr Darren Percival recently announced that the appeal for funds to repair the clock has now closed after having raised £1,180 through the fundraising page and two large cash donations.

The clock makers, Smiths of Derby, have been instructed to carry out the repairs which should commence in the coming weeks.