St. Tugual's Chapel, Herm, Channel Islands

It is thought that St. Tugual's Chapel is one of the Channel Islands' oldest places of worship. Evidence points to a foundation around the 6th Century and it is thought St. Tugual himself may have visited whilst based in Brittany.

However, all the remains that stand today are from the 11th Century when the island of Herm was a sanctuary for monks. Later the Chapel was divided in two so that the monks could worship at one end and the local populace at the other.

For many centuries the Chapel lay derelict but it was renovated in the 1940s and stands today as one of the few ancient structures on Herm and one of the oldest religious buildings in the Islands as a whole.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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