The Priory Church is a buzz with restorers, archaeologists and architects this week.
The Herbert Chapel Tombs which caused a Victorian travel writer to describe thePriory Church as the Westminster Abbey of Wales are having their first clean in nearly 20 years. Michael Eastham and his team who restored the monuments in the late 1990’s are back on site for the cleaning operation, funded by the St Mary’s Monuments Fund.
Meanwhile in the Lewis Chapel external East wall of the Chapel scaffolding will be erected later this week in order that our Church Architect, Michael Bartosch and his team can ascertain the soundness of the window prior to the installation of the new Winston Memorial Window. They will also do exploratory work to prevent water ingress through the east wall.
The Vicar, Fr Mark said, ” As stewards of this place we are called to renovate and renew it for future generations. We take our responsibility very seriously, and are grateful to those whose financial support enables us to do it”.