The Church of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul of Crédin !!

Again, back in my road warrior mode in my beautiful Morbihan dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne and in my belle France, The possibilities are endless and I am just starting, really ! I went today to several towns never before been and the trip was awesome with me the boys and Rex, our dog, Cruising right along I came into the town of Crédin a planned stop ,and saw a wonderful church good enough to included it in my blog, Therefore, here is the first on the Church of Saint Pierre et Saint Paul of Crédin !! Hope you enjoy it as I.

Crédin ch Saint Pierre et Saint Paul front nov22

Crédin ch Saint Pierre et Saint-Paul side entr belltower nov22

The town of Crédin is located 18 km from Pontivy, 5 km from Rohan ,46 km from Vannes , and 44 km from my house, The town is the center of a territory, limited by the Oust river, a tributary of the Evel, towns of Saint-Gouvry, Rohan, Réguiny and Pleugriffet.

You have here the Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul Church dedicated to Saint Peter was surrounded by a cemetery full of huge abalones. A stone cross, which stood behind the choir, was broken during the French revolution, because it was decorated with royal emblems (fleurs de lys). The new church taking as a model the Church of the Abbey of Timadeuc (see post) of 13C Romanesque style.

Crédin ch Saint Pierre et Saint-Paul altar wide nov22

Crédin ch Saint Pierre et Saint-Paul back wall nov22

The new Church of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul built between 1900-1904. The church was built on the site of the primitive church of the 16-17C, is recognizable from afar by its slender appearance, The church has Romanesque remains, was demolished in 1900 and rebuilt in 1902. The parish notebook of 1898 reads “besides that the church threatened with ruin, it was notoriously insufficient for the population. The roof was in a state of complete disrepair”. The work was awarded on May 20, 1902 It has a nave, aisles and transept. The church houses a Stations of the Cross from the Sacred Art Workshops, founded by Maurice Denis, a Norman painter.  The new parish church, dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul, apostles, has the shape of a Latin cross. Its doors and windows are in the ogival style, and the back window of the choir still has mullions arranged in flames and four leaves. The side altars are under the invocation of the Blessed Virgin and the Guardian Angel.

Crédin ch Saint Pierre et Saint-Paul chapel left nov22

Crédin ch Saint Pierre et Saint-Paul chapel right nov22

Other interesting thing to see eventually is the Saint-Maudan Chapel built in 1660, rebuilt in 1669. It is a small rectangular chapel. The chapel houses a statue of the Virgin and Child in polychrome wood from the 17C, a statue of Saint Sebastian in polychrome wood from the 16C and a statue of Saint Maudan from the 17C. The wooden stalls are from the 18C,

The town of Crédin on its heritage:

There you go folks, another dandy in my Morbihan, always amazing finds, I continue in my road warrior trips, the best way to see and know the country, any country, I hope you enjoy these posts and especially today on the Saint Pierre et Saint Paul Church of Crédin !!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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