After nearly six months of silence the bells of St Margaret, Rainham rung out for the service on Easter Sunday.
Due to essential maintenance work on the tower the bells could not be rung, and so the local band practiced at different towers in the Rochester District and would like to thank those at Bobbing, Upchurch, Newington, Hartlip, Cuxton and Halling for their welcome.
Tower secretary, Diana Wraight said, “We are very pleased to be back ringing in our own tower now that all the repair work to the roof and tower has been completed, even though not all the scaffolding is down yet.”
To mark the occasion local band member Val Cooper baked a cake (pictured below), which was enjoyed by the ringers after service ringing.
The county AGM was hosted by Rainham on Easter Monday. A selected band rang a service touch of Stedman Triples prior to the service, and the bells were open to all visiting ringers after the meeting at St Margaret’s Millennium Centre.