The Building

sedbergh interiorThe east window is a large stained glass picture depicting the call of Christ to Andrew and Peter.  It is unusual in that the single large picture occupies the full width of the five-light window.

It is interesting to note the lack of symmetry in architectural features of the building, indicating piecemeal development over several centuries.  The two main uniting features, architecturally, are that nearly all the internal arches are rounded while the stonework of most of the windows suggests a 16th century completion, or rebuilding of the main structure.

Hilary Moore
The tower at the west end of the church houses a fine ring of eight bells which are rung every Sunday.

To the left of the chancel is the organ which was built by Norman and Beard and installed in 1895.  With two manuals and pedal organ, it has 19 speaking stops.  From 1760 to 1886 there was a musicians’ gallery at the west end of the church.

In 1886 a major restoration of the building took place under the direction of the architects Austin and Paley.  At this time new pews, stalls and pulpit were installed, the work of the Lancaster firm of Waring and Gillow.

A booklet giving a detailed tour of St Andrew’s is available at the back of the church.

The Bells

St Andrew’s bellringers welcome visiting ringers to enjoy their fine peal of eight bells cast by John Taylor of Loughborough in 1897.

The ring, (tenor 15cwt), consists of three bells, said to be mediaeval, but could be slightly later (1587-1627), as suggested by a paper of 1903. These bells were cast into the new eight.

Practice night is Tuesday 18:00 to 19:00, Sunday Service ringing 10:00 to 10:30.

Please contact Mrs Susan Sharrocks for any further information. Telephone:- 015396 20754 or e-mail: ssharrocks@breathemail.net’