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Église Saint-Gilles - Blangy-sur-Ternoise, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 50° 25.321 E 002° 10.126
31U E 440951 N 5585884
Quick Description: [EN] An 18th century church in a village of 750 inhabitants, in the north of France. [FR] Une église du 18ème siècle dans un village de 750 habitants, dans le nord de la France.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 9/28/2019 2:04:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM11CN4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:

"Built in the eighteenth century, this church, whose bell tower is located at the west end of the building, has a main nave flanked by two aisles and a choir lower than the main nave, and is mainly built of chalk. , with however a basement in sandstone and some parts in bricks.

The church has remarkable furniture, such as the high altar of 1630 with a painting of St. Berthe abbess, unusual stalls where animals are carved and baptismal font sandstone around 1600.

The church St-Gilles also houses the shrine of St. Berthe of the seventeenth century which contains the remains of the saint.

The importance given to Sainte-Berthe in Blangy is due to the fact that in the 7th century it founded Blangy Abbey. Moreover, a novena in Sainte-Berthe takes place in July in Blangy and for the occasion, the church is adorned with many decorations, as can be seen in the photo below taken in July 2010 from the inside from the church. "

Sources : The Church

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" Construite au XVIIIe siècle, cette église, dont le clocher est situé à l'extrémité ouest de l'édifice, a une nef principale flanquée de deux bas-côtés et un chœur plus bas que la nef principale. Elle est principalement bâtie en craie, avec toutefois un soubassement en grès et quelques parties en briques.

L'église possède un mobilier remarquable, comme le maître-autel de 1630 comportant un tableau représentant Ste-Berthe abbesse, des stalles singulières où sont sculptés des animaux et les fonts baptismaux en grès des environs de 1600.

L'église St-Gilles abrite également la châsse de Ste-Berthe du XVIIe siècle qui renferme les restes de la sainte.

L'importance que l'on accorde à Sainte-Berthe à Blangy est dû au fait qu'elle fonda au VIIe siècle l'abbaye de Blangy. D'ailleurs, une neuvaine à Sainte-Berthe a lieu en juillet à Blangy et pour l'occasion, l'église se pare de nombreuses décorations, comme on peut le voir sur la photo ci-dessous prise en juillet 2010 de l'intérieur de l'église. "

Sources : L’Eglise

Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1750

Diocese: Arras

Address/Location:
Rue d'Hesdin
Blangy-sur-Ternoise, Pas-de-Calais France
62770


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Dominant Architectural Style: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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