Busy behind the scenes.

Busy behind the scenes.

Re-wiring St George’s Chapel

As we enter into another period of closure due to a second full lockdown, we’d like to tell you about some things that have been happening behind the scenes in St George’s Chapel. Early in 2020 a project to re-wire St George’s Chapel began. The lockdown which began in March meant that work had to come to a sudden halt. Once work could resume use was made of the two days each week between July and October when the Castle and Chapel were closed to visitors; in particular this allowed for some of the more intrusive work at floor level to take place. The project has almost reached completion.

Many old light fittings are being replaced with long lasting, energy efficient LEDs and improvements made to the switching and control systems.

In addition some hitherto dark corners or details are being lit in a way that brings them to wider attention.

At work in the vestry
Working at floor level in the North Quire Aisle
Light fittings were unpacked in the Nave after delivery
Light fittings for one of the aisles
The Clerk of Works in the ambulatory

The Queen's Free Chapel. The Chapel of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of the Garter. The Chapel of the College of St George.