Shifnal, St Andrew
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.
The tenor bell
The cannons of the second bell
Detail of the frame
The founders and dates
Detail of the double inscription
band on the Tenor bell
Detail of the border on several bells