Pencran Church – France Day 6

Pencran Church came next on a very grey and wet morning. Apparently there has been a religious building on the site since the 14C. The current Church of Notre Dame, Pencrandates from the 1500s. The Calvary of 1521 at the entrance was startling against the grey sky.

The Calvary, Pencran Church
The Calvary, Pencran Church
The Calvary, Pencran Church
The Calvary, Pencran Church

I could have spent a long time trying to capture the details, and trying to understand the imagery. Isn’t this a beautiful figure of Mary Magdalene at the foot of the cross?

Mary Magdalene at the foot of the Calvary
Mary Magdalene at the foot of the Calvary

The Ossuary of 1594 is now privately owned by the Rosmorduc Family

The Ossuary, Pencran Church
The Ossuary, Pencran Church

The South Porch dates to 1553, and the cows here are rather less animated and interested than those at La Martyre – altogether a more formalised depiction of the Nativity. Inside, the Apostles are lined up on either side of the entrance.

Nativity on the Tympanum of the South Porch, Pencran
Nativity on the Tympanum of the South Porch, Pencran
The Apostles in the South Porch, Pencran Church
The Apostles in the South Porch, Pencran Church
The Apostles in the South Porch, Pencran Church
The Apostles in the South Porch, Pencran Church

At one side of the High Altar a rather beautiful 16C Descent from the Cross.

Descent from the Cross, Pencran Church
Descent from the Cross, Pencran Church

The stained glass looked contemporary and I liked it.

Stained glass, Pencran Church
Stained glass, Pencran Church

It was not a building which held me but as always there were details which were fascinating, and beautiful.

You may be interested in
Pencran Enclos
Pencran – site in French with photographs

 

 

 

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