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photoblog image Alford Parish Church 5/7

Alford Parish Church 5/7

The parish church of St.Wilfrid at Alford where the tower houses six ringing bells, frequently rung by a dedicated team of bell ringers. There is also an ancient sanctus bell.

Alford Parish Church 5/7

The parish church of St.Wilfrid at Alford where the tower houses six ringing bells, frequently rung by a dedicated team of bell ringers. There is also an ancient sanctus bell.

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Jan 2016, 01:35
What is a "sanctus bell", Brian?
Brian Walbey: A sanctus bell is those ones that are rung in Catholic churches during the mass when the bread and wine are consecrated on the altar.
wonderful composition and lighting Brian... there is so much to see in this fine image....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter, one of those churches that looks good in both directions.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Jan 2016, 05:01
This is wonderful. All the warm colours and the light.
Always lots of woodwork. Beautiful picture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, I did enjoy my visit to this church.
A wonderful composition in this mystical light Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Jan 2016, 06:43
A nice marble tomb on the left too Brian
Brian Walbey: Sadly I didn't take a very good look at that, or even a photo!!
I'd love to be part of that bell-ringing team, Brian. smile
Brian Walbey: From before I was born, and for many years afterwards, my father was a bellringer in the parish church I grew up in, they had eight bells and he rung the Tenor one, which is the heaviest.
A nice balance of materials in this view Brian.
Brian Walbey: Nice looking place isn't it.
I love ringing church bells!
Brian Walbey: From before I was born, and for many years afterwards, my father was a bellringer in the parish church I grew up in, they had eight bells and he rung the Tenor one, which is the heaviest.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Jan 2016, 12:17
Strange thought. A lot of space is wasted, while the building can probably seat a lot more people. Not that it would matter nowadays.
Brian Walbey: This part is where the choir sits, with the congregation the other side of the screen in the main body of the church. You are probably right, many Anglican churches have very small congregations these days.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Jan 2016, 19:59
I spot decent heating! I bet it was only symbolic, though, and probably made little difference to the temperature. I like the light flooding in and the warmth of the woodwork.
Brian Walbey: I was lucky with the light coming through that day, it is a nice country church to look around.
Looks as though the congregation was always rather limited in numbers?
Brian Walbey: This is the area where the choir sits although sadly some churches these days get such small congregations they could almost do the service in this area I suspect.

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