This morning, Bishop Pierre d’Ornellas, Archbishop of Rennes, has laid the cornerstone of the Anastasis Church in the new district of the Morinais in Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande.
Difficult to find a place to park in the street of the Haut-Bois, Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, near Rennes, this Saturday morning. At the corner of Boulevard Roger Dodin, one press to attend the ceremony of laying the first stone of the new church in the district of Morinais.
First Church of the department since the 70’s
It must be said that the event is exceptional: the Anastasis church (which can mean in Greek Resurrection) will be the first Catholic church in the XXIth. Century in the department “It is exceptional for several reasons, says Emmanuel Couet the Mayor of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande. The latest in the department churches were built in the early 1970’s. The church was designed by Alvaro Siza, architect of international renown. It is a great source of pride for the town. And then there are not many mayors who have the opportunity to see a new church during their mandate. “
After the songs performed by the choir Interpeuples Rennes, readings of religious texts and a word of welcome from Father Joseph Lecoq, parish priest, Bishop Pierre d’Ornellas, Archbishop of Rennes, laid the first stone the Anastasis church. It should be completed within 18 months.