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Eglise Saint-André

Eglise Saint-André


 

Following the damages of time and the Battle of the Ardennes in the winter of 1944-45, the old sanctuary, the first traces of which go back to 692, was destroyed and rebuilt at the beginning of the 1960s in the Neo-Romanesque style. On the exterior one will admire the beautiful dome-shaped bell tower and its four pinnacle turrets. In the interior, the choir with a circular apse opens onto a unique rectangular nave.

Here the baptismal fonts from the 16th century have been kept, and under the altars of the aisles the shrine of Saint Andrew (17th century), and above all that of Saint Symetre (13th century). A beautiful example of goldsmithing work in the Rhineland-Romanesque tradition. Saint Symetre is a saint who is not well known (perhaps a Roman martyr) but as they say in Lierneux with humour, surely a very "great" saint… with a name like that…

Two beautiful tombstones with coats of arms should also be noted in the chapel in the back.

Lierneux
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