On Tuesday afternoon, the sound of church bells reverberated across the field of Ocean Park, cutting through the still streets of downtown Oak Bluffs.
The brassy B flat ring, which belongs to the Trinity Episcopal Church bell in downtown Oak Bluffs, had been a familiar sound every Sunday morning for 131 years. But the bell has been silent for the past five years after age and use sent it into a state of disrepair.
This week, after a multi-year process of fundraising and restoring, the bell made its way home to the shingled belfry atop the Oak Bluffs church.
“It was amazing,” said David Wilson, a sexton who oversees the grounds at the church, of the recent re-installation.