Whitchurch, St Alkmund

Whitchurch, St Alkmund

8 bells, tenor 19-0-2 in Eb SY13 1LB SJ 541417

Sunday: 9.30 - 10.00am

Thursday: 7.00 - 8.30pm

Treble, 2, 5, 6 and 7 were cast by Abraham Rudhall I of Gloucester in 1714, bells 3 and 4 by Thomas Rudhall in 1767 and the Tenor by John Taylor of Loughborough in 1842. The oak frame, probably of 1714 sits almost 25 metres above the ground in a tower built largely of brick and without significant buttressing. The resultant tower movement can make handling a little unpredictable.

The ringing room is above the ground floor vestry, the parish office and the choir practice room, and is reached via a newel staircase, access to which is through the northern door at the rear of the nave.

There is a church car park at the east side of the building. All the facilities of this busy market town are nearby.