A BID to ring a full bell peal at a church for the first time in 59 years was a success.

A team of bell ringers gathered at St Mary’s Church in Denham on Wednesday, June 6 to ring all eight bells for the first time since 1953. The team, made up of experienced ringers from different churches across the UK took three hours and 11 minutes to complete the task, which was held to mark the Queen’s jubilee.

Barry Wild, one of the organisers of the event, said: “It was a great success and there were a good turn out of people who came along to watch and to listen to the bells. It was a very memorable event, and the bell ringers did very well. I’m sure everyone who was here will remember it for a long time.”

The church needs more bell ringers. To find out more go to the church on Mondays from 7.30pm.