Galilee porch. Theoretically, a western porch of a church. So-called, because it was supposedly the final station in the medieval Corpus Christi procession, where Christ leads his disciples after the resurrection into Galilee. In practice, this is all conjecture, and a fanciful Victorianism. Probably, the theory came from the porch built against the western front of some cathedrals, including one near to Suffolk at Peterborough.

It has come to mean any porch, or indeed any room, with a full view of the interior of the church.