The Church of Pleyber Christ

After a walk around Le Cloître St Thégonnec there was time to explore: the Church in Le Cloître St Thégonnec itself, and then the Church in Pleyber Christ which was hidden behind the circus when we arrived in the village.

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The Church of St Pierre in Pleyber Christ is one of the Parish Enclosures and like many of these churches replaced an earlier building, thought to date from before the 1400s. Today’s church was built in the 16C, with the spire dating from 1551. The much later Ossuary was built in 1737, replacing an older building.

St Pierre in Pleyber Christ
St Pierre in Pleyber Christ
The Ossuary of St Pierre, Pleyber Christ
The Ossuary of St Pierre, Pleyber Christ

In the South Porch all the saints were carved by Roland Doré, as well as the figure of Christ giving keys to St Peter above the door. (I am not sure why there are three small sheep between the two figures…)

The Saints in the South Porch, Pleyber Christ The Saints in the South Porch, Pleyber Christ Christ & St Peter in the South Porch, Pleyber Christ

Inside there are some lovely details.

St Pierre in Pleyber Christ

St Pierre in Pleyber Christ

St Pierre in Pleyber Christ

As always the ceiling is a joy, with the usual dragon heads holding the crossbars. St Pierre in Pleyber Christ

St Pierre in Pleyber Christ

St Pierre in Pleyber Christ

At the back of the church…St Pierre in Pleyber Christ

St Pierre in Pleyber Christ

St Pierre in Pleyber Christ
The Baptistry, St Pierre in Pleyber Christ
The processional banner of St Peter
The processional banner of St Peter

Do add this church to your list of explorations when you are in Brittany!
Further information
Pleyber Christ

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