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Saint-Michael and Saint Rolende's church in GERPINNES
(Place des Combattants)

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This Saint Michael and Saint Rolende's church is a mix of several building styles.

The eldest part is the Romanesque western tower from the 12th century, with besides it a round staircase tower. it's a very closed tower, with a lot of large wall anchors, and almost no windows.

The nave is Gothic and dates frm the middle of the 16th century. It carries cross ribvaulting and gets it's light via pointed arch windows.

In 1761, the choir was adapted and the crypt filled up.

Inside, there are several noteworthy artefacts, of which we mention

  • The Romanesque baptismal font from the 12th centuryu. The 4 heads represent the 4 Mesopotanian rivers (from Genesis): Eufraat, Tigris, Pishon and Gihon.
  • Mausoleum for Saint Rolende. EIn fact, there are 2 tombstones for this Saint. The first, coming from the crypt, is worked in in a side wall. The second one, a creation from the end of the 16th century, is placed in the nave of the church.
  • Saint Rolende's reliquary. This was made in 1599 by Henri Libert's atelier from Namur. It is made in gilt cupper and silber, and shows episodes from Saint Rolende's life.
  • The organ in a nice organ-case was restorated in 2004 by Rudi Jacques

Around the church, there is still the graveyard. One finds nice old tombsones there. However, I find it sad that the town is too severe, removing slightly damaged ones.



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