St Mary the Virgin Church in Wendens Ambo welcomed the Middlesex Guild of Bell Ringers to be the first to ring the new church bells.

The bells were installed by Mike Slowe and Ian Jolley, and funded by the Stansted Airport Community Grant.


The group, which included a bell ringer from St Paul's Cathedral, used a variety of bell-ringing methods, including Grandsire Doubles, Steadman Doubles and Cambridge Surprise Minor.

St Mary the Virgin is a Grade I listed building for its architectural and historical value, and the oldest part of the structure is its 11th century tower.

There are six bells in the belfry, some of which were originally cast in 1700 - and which were recast with new frames on November 11, 1904.