B.C. Bishop Rev. Logan McMenamie, T’Sou-ke First Nation Elders Shirley Alphonse and Linda Bristol bless the Sooke Holy Trinity bell, which recently underwent intensive restoration. (Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror)

VIDEO: Sooke Trinity Church bell returns with wonderful bang

Crowds gathered at the Sooke Holy Trinity church on Sunday for re-blessing of the historic bell.

Crowds gathered at the Sooke Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Sunday to see the re-blessing of the recently-restored church bell.

Leading the ceremony was B.C. Bishop Rev. Logan McMenamie and T’Sou-ke First Nation Elders Shirley Alphonse and Linda Bristol.

The bell had been stored away for years following a fire that levelled the original church nearly a decade ago.

For an in-depth look in the history of the bell, check this out.