Notre Dame, Le Cloitre St Thegonnec

The current Church of Notre Dame Le Cloître St Thégonnec is said to date from 1710 but I wonder if this is correct – parts of the building seem much older.  Like many of the Parish Enclosures the building was funded by the flax and linen trade and originally was a Priory under the control of the Abbey of Le Relecq.

Church of Le Cloitre St Thegonnec

A curious stone, or perhaps gravestone, lies at the West Door, and leads into an interesting interior: a blue vaulted ceiling, a line of saints on the crossbar, decorated side chapels, painted ceilings, and naughty cherubs on the pulpit!

At the West Door of Notre Dame Le Cloitre St Thegonnec

Notre Dame Le Cloitre St Thegonnec

Notre Dame Le Cloitre St Thegonnec

Notre Dame Le Cloitre St Thegonnec

The Pulpit in Notre Dame Le Cloitre St Thegonnec

The simple font has a beautifully carved cover.

Outside the Calvary is simple.

The Calvary at Notre Dame Le Cloitre St Thegonnec

Notre Dame Le Cloitre St Thegonnec

This seems to a straightforward, modest church, with a good atmosphere – peaceful and welcoming – but I am sure that more could be understood and discovered.

Further information
Le Cloître St Thégonnec and here and here
Walks in Finistere and here

 

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