Thursday, 18 October 2018

Church trust unveils new £4,000 gates

NEW gates have been installed at St Mary’s Church in Wargrave at a cost of £4,000.

They were paid for by the Wargrave Heritage Trust, which held fund-raising events including a church concert and Christmas card sale.

The oak gates replace those at the north entrance to the church, which are thought to have dated back to 1916 when the church was rebuilt after a fire.

They were made by joiner Dave Basford, of In2Joinery, of Alton, Hampshire.

After being fitted on Friday, the vicar Rev John Cook blessed them with a prayer and reading from the Bible. The trust discovered the old gates were disintegrating while drawing up plans to extend the church.

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