Whilst walking through the church yard taking photos of this beautiful Jersey church at the end of St. Brelade’s Bay, I decided to try and take a panoramic shot to capture the whole of this lovely church and grounds. It has a fabulous history. This parish church is one of the oldest on the island. During the occupation of the German Army, many of the German soldiers that died whilst in service and living on the Island were buried here, only to have their bodies dug up and removed back to Germany once the war was over and they had to leave (before the Allied forces arrived to liberate the island).
The date of the present church is unknown, but it is mentioned in deeds of patronage. In AD 1035, Robert of Normandy confirmed the patronage of the church to the monastery of Montivilliers, which shows that the church was here before 1035.
The chancel is the oldest part of the building. The original building extended some six feet into the nave. It was then only a small monastic chapel.
This is a Panoramic photo, stitching together 5 individual shots
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
17-35 Wide Angle Lens (Focal Length: 31mm)
Stitched together in Photoshop CS