St Leonard's Church, Yarpole

Sympathetic alterations to create an entrance for the Yarpole community shop

When the villagers of Yarpole bought into the idea of opening a community shop in their church, they put St Leonard’s back into the centre of community life again. Lying in the centre of the village, St Leonard’s is a simple single aisle construction dating from the early 14th century.  The church retains some of its historic fabric but was extensively restored and extended by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in the 1864. The main church building is Grade II* while to the south lies the grade I listed bell tower dating from the 13th century. 

St Leonard's Church, Yarpole
St Leonard's Church, Yarpole
St Leonard's Church, Yarpole

A New Entranceway

A specialist part of the re-ordering involved changing one of the church’s stained glass windows into a new entrance door.  Hand carved, Forest of Dean stone was used for the new transom and jambs, the stained glass work was repaired.  A solid oak door completed the work.

St Leonard's Church, Yarpole

A New Entranceway

A specialist part of the re-ordering involved changing one of the church’s stained glass windows into a new entrance door.  Hand carved, Forest of Dean stone was used for the new transom and jambs, the stained glass work was repaired.  A solid oak door completed the work.

St Leonard's Church, Yarpole
St Leonard's Church, Yarpole
St Leonard's Church, Yarpole
St Leonard's Church, Yarpole

A New Entranceway

A specialist part of the re-ordering involved changing one of the church’s stained glass windows into a new entrance door.  Hand carved, Forest of Dean stone was used for the new transom and jambs, the stained glass work was repaired.  A solid oak door completed the work.

Yarpole Community Shop

The first community shop to receive the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

St Leonard's Church, Yarpole
St Leonard's Church, Yarpole
St Leonard's Church, Yarpole