Did You Know …
Llanilltud Fawr, is a Celtic foundation dating from 500AD and considered to be Britain’s earliest seat of learning where Illtud began his prolific monastic school community?
As part of the ongoing heritage of spirituality, education and service to the community the Galilee Chapel Project aims to refurbish the roofless “Galilee” ruin at the west end of the church for use as a centre of education in Celtic Christian studies and to provide an appropriate exhibition space for the Celtic Christian stones. An archive room, toilets and a tea station will also be provided to facilitate and support an increased community use of the church in welcoming tourists and pilgrims, schools and academic organizations, and local community groups.
Construction costs are estimated at around £600,000 and the related ongoing community activity costs at around £300,000 which includes a major youth project and various other community and tourism initiatives.
We continue to fundraise and seek further grants to reach our target of £600,000 to be in a position to complete the construction work. To date we have secured £465,000 (£300,000 Heritage Lottery Fund, £25,000 CADW, £140,000 Church Funds/Fundraising). Only £135,000 to go!
We will be actively working to source further funding during the summer and autumn this year.
We’re on Facebook
There is a Facebook Community for the St. Illtud’s Galilee Chapel Project? If you join this community (see home page for this site) you will soon be getting weekly “Did you know…” facts of interest relating to Illtud, Llanilltud Fawr and news of the development of the project. Even if you are not a Facebook user the information will be posted on the website which will also soon have a PayPal facility to enable donations to be made on-line. The Benefice News magazine will also include monthly updates.
So, keep up to date with progress, get involved and offer your support and, very importantly, your prayers in furthering this exciting project. More news in next months update…