A grant of £25,000 has been received by St Mary’s s Priory, Abergavenny from the Garfield Weston Trust for work to continue to maintain and re-order the Lewis Chapel.
Fr Mark Soady, Vicar welcoming the gift said, “We are very grateful to Garfield Weston for their generosity and for their support of, and trust in the project”.
The Lewis Chapel is named after Dr David Lewis, the first Principal of Jesus College, Oxford – and contains his tomb. It is also home to the world famous Jesse figure and will house the new Jesse Window. “It is our intention” says Fr Mark “for this area to become both an intimate worship area, but also an education resource , where people can study our treasurers”.
The Garefield Weston Foundation is family-founded, grant-making trust which has been supporting charities across the UK for over 50 years. From small community groups to large national institutions, our aim is to support organisations that have effective solutions to helping those most in need.