Sunday, 23 October 2016

Church on Sunday...Church of Saint Martin, Mont-près-Chambord

Today we visit the 16th century church of St. Martin in Mont-près-Chambord, a small village on the edge of what was formerly the Royal Hunting Estate of Chateau de Chambord. Its external appearance  does not exactly draw you in with its odd bell tower and small unwelcoming portal but inside is an improvement.

It is a little more interesting on the inside with a nave of four bays...

leading to a choir with two side chapels.

The main altar has an interesting wall hanging.

The side chapels are 19th century additions

Where's Joan? no sign of her unless the statute below is a modern interpretation of her

It is actually dedicated to victims of an event that took place here on the 21st August 1944.

There are modern (1996) stained glass windows in the church.

plus a fine set of carved 'stations of the cross'.

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