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Bell inscribed Abana.

Heritage Open Days - St Andrew’s Church

St Andrew’s Church - The Abana Bell

Uncover the story of the Abana bell and its journey from Canada to Cleveleys. 127 years after the Abana, a sailing barque, was shipwrecked off the Fylde coast, see the bell itself and hear its story at St. Andrew’s Church, Cleveleys.

There will be a short talk, repeated at 1pm and 2pm with plenty of time to explore our beautiful Edwardian church building. Children’s activities will be available and there is the opportunity to ring the bell – touching a piece of history!


  • Partially wheelchair accessible
  • Sanctuary and Lady Chapel are not wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets, baby change and accessible toilet on-site
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Hearing loop
  • Parking available

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival. Activity and location will be risk assessed. There will be hand sanitiser stations and face masks worn if required. There will be cleaning after touch on tables, chairs etc. but the bell cannot be cleaned. The rope used to ring the bell will be sprayed down with disinfectant spray after each use. Seating and tours will be socially distanced and track and trace will be displayed at the entrance.

Additional Information

Max 10 people per tour/session.

Contact for the day: Jo Snape - 07989733194

Organised by

St Andrew’s Church, Cleveleys

Event times

Sat 18 September 2021, 1:00pm - 3:00pm


Free - No need to book

St Andrew’s Church

The Vicarage, Rough Lea Road, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, FY5 1DP