Shropshire Star

Beatles act rocks the pews in Shifnal raising thousands for church funds

An historic church reverberated to the sounds not of hymns but of the hits of the Beatles for a Fab Four fundraiser.

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St Andrew's Churchyard in Shifnal. Photo: Google

More than 200 people packed out St Andrew's Church, in Shifnal, on Saturday to hear the The Let it Beatles tribute act belt out the Fab Four's chart topping tunes.

Once all the money had been counted a sensational total of £2,319 had been raised for church funds.

St Andrew's is having a lot of refurbishment work done at the moment and there are a number of events lined up.

The Rev Chris Thorpe, of the parishes of Shifnal, Sheriffhales and Tong is passionate about bringing the community into the church, which has also been turned into a warm space during the cost of living crisis.

And this Saturday the church will be hosting its last free board game event until the autumn, from 2pm to 5pm. They are promising "fun, community, tea, coffee and cake."