After centuries of being exposed to the elements, the Galilee Chapel is now under cover again. Freezing temperatures in March have hampered progress on stone work, but despite this a new internal arch doorway has been created in beautifully crafted new stonework linking the “Archive Room” with the mezzanine level. Stones are being laid to form the glazing areas, which, once in place, along with temporary window and door sheeting, will permit the building to start drying out. The roof is also ready to be slated, and oak end rafters will soon be installed.
Cleaning and restoration work is also just starting on the ancient Celtic Crosses in advance of their short move from the West Church into the Galilee Chapel at St Illtud’s.
The Galilee Chapel Project is about much more than the construction of the building. A lively and thought provoking workshop attracted 25 enthusiastic “ambassadors”.