Sunday, 15 April 2012

Church on Sunday...Barrou



The church we see today in our Southern Touraine village of Barrou,  'Eglise Saint-Maurice'. dates from 1765 but was rebuilt in the 19th century and extensively  restored in 1926. 





This Loire Valley church contains a number of stained glass windows manufactured by Touraine craftsmen plus a stencilled wooden barrelled ceiling that at first can go unnoticed but worth raising your head for. 


We have attended a couple of services here which have included brass band and choir - an experience!


Where's Joan?...



Footnote:

This church replaced an 11th century building, destroyed by a flood in 1760 and washed into the river Creuse. The presbytery of the original church is still standing in the shape of a very fine house.






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