Fundraisers met their fears head-on and descended the belltower at St Martin of Tours this summer raising over Â£6,000 towards a Â£14,000 total to overhaul the church's ten bells.
A Jubilee Fair was held at the same time allowing spectators to enjoy ploughmanâ€™s lunches and cream teas whilst watching the 35 abseilers in glorious sunshine.
Bell ringer Roger Tompsett said: â€œIn addition to raising a lot of money, we were delighted that so many people said how much they liked to hear the bells.
â€œSome even said that they wished they were louder! And an unexpected spin-off is that half-a-dozen new people have started to learn the art and science of bell ringing.â€
The churchâ€™s ringers have a busy summer ahead including ringing for the Olympics, sponsored quarter peals and a special peal when the Queen passes through Epsom on her way to the Derby.