Inside the Church of St Guimiliau

I pushed open the double doors and found magic!

The Church of St Guimiliau

On either side of the main altar are the Altarpiece of the Rosary (L); and the Altarpieces of St Guimiliau (R), depicting different episodes in his life, and St Joseph (R). All, dating from the 17C, are richly carved and decorated.

The Church of St Guimiliau

The Altariece of the Rosary, the Church of St Guimiliau

The Altarpiece of St Guimiliau, in the Church of St Guimiliau

The Altarpiece of St Joseph, in the Church of St Guimiliau

Even the railings in front of the main altar and the lectern are carved and decorated.

The lectern in the Church of St GuimiliauThe railings in front of the main altar, the Church of St Guimiliau

The body of the church shows its age, with columns which curve, carved beams, and a Baptistry which doesn’t quite fit.

The Church of St Guimiliau

Carved beams in the Church of St Guimiliau

The Baptistry, St Guimiliau

The organ was built by Thomas Dallam II, an English organ builder, in 1677. The family were a dynasty of organ builders and Thomas Dallam II settled in France.

The organ by Thomas Dallam II in St Guimiliau

The organ by Thomas Dallam II in St Guimiliau

The organ by Thomas Dallam II in St GuimiliauThe Pulpit (1677), is richly carved.

The Pulpit in the Church of St GuimiliauThe Pulpit in the Church of St Guimiliau

What a wonderful set of buildings – do visit when you are in Brittany.

The Church of St Guimiliau

 

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The Church of St Guimiliau

 

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