The Church at Pencran, near Landerneau, Brittany

Building work on today’s Church of Pencran started in 1533, replacing an earlier, 13C Chapel on the site. I visited the church a year ago but it is always a pleasure to return to these wonderful buildings, one of the Enclos Parroisiaux in Brittany.

Pencran Church

Pencran Church

The Ossuary, Pencran Church
The Ossuary, Pencran Church
The Calvaries, Pencran Church
The main Calvary (1521), Pencran Church
Mary Magdalene at the base of the Calvary, Pencran Church
Mary Magdalene at the base of the Calvary, Pencran Church

The entrance into the church is through the decorated South Porch, lined with the Apostles and benches where the merchants could sit and do their business before passing into the dark interior where the light through the wonderful stained glass windows colours the interior and everything in it.

Pencran Church

16C Descent from the Cross, Pencran Church
16C Descent from the Cross, Pencran Church

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There were many more churches, well-known and hidden away, and I loved the hours which I spent enjoying their atmosphere, and the details in the buildings.

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