Tuesday, 5 February 2013

St Brelade's Church



The date of the present church is unknown, but it is mentioned in deeds of patronage. In AD 1035, Robert of Normandy confirmed the patronage of the church to the monastery of Montivilliers, which shows that the church was here before 1035. The chancel is the oldest part of the building. The original building extended some six feet into the nave. It was then only a small monastic chapel. Early in the 12th century it became a parish church, so additions were made; and in the 14th-15th centuries, the roof was raised some two-and-a-half feet higher to a Gothic pitch. Information from Wikipedia

Church website.

For Our World Tuesday.

7 comments:

Fabrizio Zanelli said...

I love the style and the history. It's simply gorgeous !

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Beautiful historical site. I hope places like this live forever.

Mama Zen said...

Marvelous shot!

Jackie said...

I too love the building, your photo and also the incredible history. It's marvelous that it still stands. I hope it remains for a long long time!

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ian... said...

Beautiful building, esp' the murals inside the fishermans chapel.

Apparently the arches in the main church were built using an upturned fishing boat as a former.

Linda said...

Nice photo! And thanks for the backstory.

Debbie Taillieu said...

Reminds me of my trip to Ireland! Beautiful!