Saint-Marc Church of Ile-Grande

Part of the parish of Pleumeur-Bodou, Ile-Grande once had a chapel "Saint-Sauveur", dating from the late sixteenth or early seventeenth century, a very traditional architecture to the region and that looked like his neighbor Penvern, still visible today.

This chapel Saint Sauveur degrades over the centuries: despite major modifications and repairs, as in 1858, it is heavily damaged by lightning at the beginning of the twentieth century.

The building in ruins is razed and we start in 1909 the construction of a new chapel, on plans of architects Emile Genest and Claude-Joseph Lageat. The building is neo-Romanesque, and made of local stone, obviously from the quarries of Ile-Grande, then high place of exploitation of granite.

Realized after the separation of Church and State (1905), the church is therefore property of the diocese.

Île-Grande becomes "parish" in 1929, the chapel Saint-Marc then becomes church.

The statues of St Mark and Our Savior will be noted in the church of Ile Grande. A representation of death, Ankou, is installed by the last resident rector, Fr Conan, whose body rests at the foot of the church.

Pardon: the day of Ascension.

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