Sunday, 28 July 2013

Church on Sunday...Esvres-sur-Indre

Today we visit L'église Saint-Médard Esvres-sur-Indre where there has been a place of worship since as early as the 5th century.

Its external appearance looks like three different churches cobbled together. The square tower with its octagonal steeple dates from the 12th century with some rebuilding work in the 13th and 14th. The apse is a 17th century addition which was followed by major restoration work in the 19th century.

The rectangular nave leads to the choir and a rather ornate altar.

With Saint-Médard taking a rather lofty centre stage.

Unusually,the choir is flanked either side by galleries.

The panel vaulted ceiling of the church currently has a little problem that necessitates the need for some h&s  

It was good to see that they obviously encourage young families...with this little créche in place

It also contains some fine pieces of art...

....but sadly no reference to Joan.

Above the apse externally you can see some examples of early carving work

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