Residents of the Lea, a village between Ross-on-Wye and Gloucester, are delighted that not only have the gates returned to the entrance of the parish church but now they give it a new sense of identity by including the name of the church.

The original gates went missing in early February and Julian Grail, who runs an engineering company in Cinderford, and also worships at St John the Baptist Church at Lea, offered to replace the gates. Julian, who until recently was also a member of the PCC and a parent of pupils at Lea School, thought it would make a great project for his second year apprentice, Jamie Henschker.

Lots of villagers have stopped to admire the gates and the consensus is that the new gates are a great improvement on the old.

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