Heavy Metal in Church?

Forget Guns n’ Roses and Iron Maiden.  I doubt even the appropriately-named  Judas Priest would have had a playlist suitable for this quiet village church.

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Metal  I have some photographs of literally heavy metal from yesterday’s visit to a local church.

St Anne’s Church in the Lancashire village of Woodplumpton dates back to the 12th or 13th centuries, and, whilst it was mostly rebuilt in the 1630’s, one wall and a couple of stained glass windows remain of the original build.

This bell, sitting just outside the bell-tower, dates from 1596:

church bell, St Annes church, Woodplumpton

Church Bell ©HelenBushe


bell. church. St Annes, Woodplumpton, heavy metal

Made in 1596 ©HelenBushe


A weight is attached to a pulley to lift the cover off the font:

Font Weight, heavy metal, St Annes Church, woodplumton

Font Weight ©HelenBushe


Font , St Annes church, Woodplumpton,

Font ©HelenBushe

For more on St Anne’s Church and the Fylde Witch whose grave is in the churchyard, head over to : The Witch is Escaping from her Grave! Quick, get a Boulder!

For more on Metal, head over to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge


Cee Neuner · 19 April 2017 at 18:25

Very cool and heavy photos for this week. Wondeful. ;D

paulfraser11 · 19 April 2017 at 11:37

This looks an incredibly beautiful church Helen. Lovely pictures of you ‘Heavy Metal’ though I would love to see a Heavy Metal concert there, may playing acoustic! :)) Have a lovely day

    HMB · 19 April 2017 at 18:28

    Thanks Paul. If a Heavy Metal group ever come to Woodplumpton, I’ll let you know in good time !

Amy · 19 April 2017 at 01:04

The weight looks incredibly heavy! Beautiful metal works in the church.

    HMB · 19 April 2017 at 06:53

    Thanks Amy. Yes, I’d like to see that weight in use!

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