Shifnal, St Andrew

St Andrew, Shifnal

8 bells, tenor 18-3-9 in ESJ 747075

Sunday: 9.45 - 10.30am

Thursday: 7.30 - 9.00pm

All the bells were cast by Pack and Chapman of London in 1770 except the fourth, which was cast in the following year. All retain their cannons and hang from wooden headstocks in the original wooden frame (Pickford 8.2: A1, B2, D3, C4, E5, F6, H7, G8). Ball bearings were added in the 1950s. Access to the ringing room begins with some external steps in the North-West corner of the tower and ends with a few steps down into the ringing room. All peal boards from the days of the Albion Society in the town have been removed into the church where they can be viewed, with some difficulty, behind the organ.

Parking is usually available next to the churchyard in Church Street (one way.) All the facilities of this busy town are available within half a mile, including Shifnal Station, on the Wolverhampton-Shrewsbury line.

Inscriptions

Shifnal tenor

The tenor bell

Shifnal headstock

The cannons of the second bell

Shifnal frame detail

Detail of the frame

Shifnal founder
Shifnal date

The founders and dates

Shifnal date
Shifnal tenor inscription

Detail of the double inscription
band on the Tenor bell

Shifnal border

Detail of the border on several bells