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   Father Graham PP and Father Harkin CC greet Woodvale foreman Dessie Brennan to start major Chapel renovations.

Fathers Graham and Harkin plant a tree to mark start of Chapel Renovations.

Experts carefully remove Tannoy Speakers used to broadcast Angelus since 1970s.


Jamie and Tom ponder the start of renovations to Lavey Chapel.


Lexie carefully raises equipment to Gary Rouse Scaffolding squad

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Paul and Joe stop by to see scaffolding by Gary Rouse Ltd at Lavey Chapel.

Team Woodvale carefully recover old altar stone from Lavey Chapel for repairs and relocation.

 The workers.

James and Tom deliver old altar stone to Colm at Ardmore Stone Ballymacpeake for repairs.

Toyota Amazon comes to Lavey.

Drone photos by Dermot. Click to enlarge.

Father Eamon Graham PP Lavey at the Cross of Lavey Chapel.

Father Eamon Graham PP (Right) and Dessie Brennan Foreman Woodvale inspect the Cross of Lavey Chapel Co Derry.

Father Graham PP climbs scaffolding to Cross, but is it month of May or June ? - click on link for more.

Click on Cross below for expanded view.

Fr Eamon Graham PP, Dessie and Liam at the Cross of Lavey Chapel.

A Balloonist views renovations progress.

Team Lavey starts new graveyard project during winter. Guess whats coming.

Paul prepares hay before Cemetery Sunday.

A ray of light reflects upon this congregation.

Altar for New Graveyard collected from Colm in Ballymacpeake.

Team Woodvale assisted by John and Gerard (Maghera Memorials) and Tom, place old Altar in New Graveyard ready for Cemetery Sunday.(Click photo to see video).

James starts kerbing work at old altar in new graveyard.


Gloria in excelsis Deo" (Latin for "Glory to God in the highest"

The removal of plaster board from the altar wall of Lavey Chapel has revealed this line from the famous Christian hymn. Father Graham PP points to the print. Notice that the windows also had a line design to enhance the contours of the winows. A knotted rope design is also revealed behind where old altar was.

Father Graham PP and some members of Team Lavey check current progress of the ongoing major renovation of Lavey Chapel.

PP and Team

New Cross placed beside altar in New Graveyard.

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Click photo below to see video of cross installation.

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First slates removed from chapel roof.

Paul starts removing slates over the Old Sacristy. (Click to enlarge)

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Construction team safely recover Lavey Chapel Cross.

(Person on far right is a passing tourist.)

Lavey Chapel Cross recovered

A view inside the Chapel roof. A member of our congregation was already in residence.

A day at Lavey Chapel. Click to play video.

Cemetery Sunday 2018. Video Click here.

What is this strange machine ?

Its a concrete pumper.

Team Woodvale, Erne Pumping and MC McCann lay new Sacristy foundations.

Behind the wall plaster and below the ground of Lavey Chapel.

Cleaning of Chapel stonework begins.

Papal Flag on Chapel marking Pope Francis Irish visit 2018

Father E Graham PP checks security of Papal Flag.

Father E Graham PP arrives in his new car to check Chapel progress.

I wonder what colour the diesel is ?

September 2018 Chapel progress.

The results of the cleaning of the chapel stone and sandstone by Clarke Restoration is not easily seen due to the chapel being cloaked in scaffolding tubes and planks. Up to 4 men usings kangos, grinders and steam cleaners have managed to reveal the beauty of the black stone face of the chapel along with the beautiful sandstone surrounds and edgings.

These men are currently working at rear of chapel and cannot be seen from road.

A new team arrives today to start the windows.

Welcome Alpha Stained Glass.

Roofing Team Paul McCorry inspect the roof in preparation for coming spire. Notice the bird's nests hidden until now in roof.

Frankie points to where roof of sacristy meets rear windows.

Notice the new foundation laid for new sacristy and porch. Scaffolding has been added in last few days in order to continue cleaning of stone and roof slates.

All this work continues daily and mostly out of sight.

The Spire arrives, the roofing begins


Now watch us fix this roof.

Ready for liftoff tomorrow


Dont forget us, we have been working on the stone walls.


The last time this view below was seen was in in 1873.

This roof truss is in good condition and rests on the main church structure.

The spire base sections will be located either side of this truss.


Videos of mobile crane lifting spire base sections to chapel roof 2nd November 2018.



Dormers take shape on chapel roof.

Meanwhile 'New Sacristy' rebuild continues with matching stone.

Chapel roof reslating continues

Team Brendan, Emanual and Dermot are slating the roof of Lavey Chapel.



Chapel Photo below is now history.