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CHAPEL OF SAINTE HÉLÈNE  at DOUARNENEZ (Brittany)

 

Since its construction at the end of 15th. century, the chapel of Sainte Hélène has played a major role in the social and religious life of the community. If it is to continue to do so, it has now to undergo major restauration.

Today, the Town Council of Douarnenez is launching a project that will include a plan to refurbish the whole interior, restoring the east, south and west facades, as well as installing a drainage system to the south and west and a thorough overhaul of the roof to repair the damages caused by extensive and longstanding damp onside the building. Works will start at 2018 autumn . It will be the first stage before the restoration of the panelled vaulted ceiling.

Since 2006, Les Amis de Sainte Hélène, has been actively involved both in the preservation of the church and keeping it alive as a place of gathering and worship. It has now partnered with the town Council and the Heritage Foundation to raise the funds needed.

A public collection has been set up if you would like to donate for the safeguard of our heritage.

Thank you for your support.

 

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