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Vintage Postcard: St-Brelade Church, Jersey

This vintage postcard shows the ancient church of St-Brelade in Jersey, Channel Islands, which is said to date back over 1000 years to the time of the “wandering Celtic saints” (see Links). Several of Elie Luce and Elizabeth Sorsoleil‘s children were born in St-Brelade.

Does anyone know whether this was Elie Luce and Elizabeth Sorsoleil’s church?

If so please drop me a line in the comment box below.

Fisherman's Chapel | Jersey Channel Islands | Cemetery

On the left is an enlarged detail from the vintage postcard, showing the Fishermans Chapel or Chapelle des Pecheurs which dates back to the 11th/12th century – on the right, a photographic detail of one of its medieval frescos. The original photograph by Man vyi can be found at Wikimedia commons.



Related Posts:

The Luces from Jersey, Channel Islands to Canada

PORTAL – Vintage Postcards

Further Reading:

St-Brelade Church: history, photos, map

Saint Brelade, Jersey at Wikipedia

February 3, 2009 - Posted by | . | , , ,


  1. My Buzzell family lore says they came from Jersey, Channel Islands to Gaspe but unfortunately I have no proof or any information so I am glad to see this image.


    Comment by jeanbduncan | June 14, 2009 | Reply

  2. I like this picture because it is a old church and it’s more interesting. And the way they made it inside and out side with the old bricks and wood. Some thing that is interesting is the old tombs and the design.


    Comment by flyera2d2 | September 17, 2009 | Reply

  3. hi, from here in jersey, love the postcard, i could provide an up to date picture if you like , as it really has not changed much.


    Comment by jef | December 28, 2010 | Reply

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