Place de l'Eglise
01 April - 30 September
Tue 9.00 - 19.00
Wed 9.00 - 19.00
Thu 9.00 - 19.00
Fri 9.00 - 19.00
Sat 9.00 - 19.00
Sun 9.00 - 19.00
01 October - 31 March
Tue 9.00 - 17.00
Wed 9.00 - 17.00
Thu 9.00 - 17.00
Fri 9.00 - 17.00
Sat 9.00 - 17.00
Sun 9.00 - 17.00
Sunday and holidays : 10.30 am
Joseph's expression is unequivocal: he suffers and looks at Christ who shows him the heavens. Joseph's humanity is rewarded: a cloud of angels comes to welcome Jesus' "nourishing father" into the Kingdom of God. The household, composed of Mary (right, lamenting) and friends (one of whom carries a candle - the light evoking resurrection and eternal life), took its place in a room whose neoclassical furniture is characteristic of French Baroque. The dramatic aspect of the scene is accentuated by the expressions of the faces, the theatricality of attitudes and gestures, as well as the presence of the ray of light.
The baptismal fonts (from the Latin fons, source) have an obvious originality and respond to a precise symbolism. The double porphyry basin, in Empire style, is supported by three feet (3 being the symbolic number of the Trinity "I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit", said the priest). On each side is a representation of a torch (the divine light, a fire of love that never goes out).
In the center, under the central basin that collects water, a snake (symbol of Evil) wraps itself around a column (which corresponds to the water evacuation pipe). He holds in his mouth the tempting fruit of disobedience. Christ, the new Adam, saves us.
This improvised stretcher keeps the imprint of this tortured body, delivered for us. A real body, apparently absent, but in fact surreal. The light emerges from the fabric and announces the Resurrection in advance. White, the union of all colours, rests on black, darkness and absence.
Humanity advances, through joys and sufferings, towards the fullness of this divine light in which every human being is called, following the Risen One. The work introduces us into the mystery of salvation, through the poverty and simplicity of its conception and its material, but oh so rich in symbolic power.
The stained glass windows of the apse:
- The delivery of the Kingdom keys to Saint Peter
- The Good Shepherd (The Christ Pastor)
- Miraculous fishing
The stained glass windows of the aisles:
- The Apostles
- The Assumption of the Virgin Mary
- The martyrdom of Saint Julian
This piece of furniture, which has the shape of a platform enclosed by a guardrail, is intended for preaching. The setting is in line with the themes generally addressed in a homily. On the dorsal, in front of us, a beautiful medallion represents the face of Christ (it is in his name that the preacher addresses the faithful). The Christian people are taught (as shown by the trumpet of the angel at the top of the bullhorn). The proclamation of the Good News is based on the Gospels. That is why each side of the guardrail evokes an evangelist with his symbol (Ez 1:1-28; Rev 4:1-11).
Quite original in a region marked by a strong presence of Romanesque art, this imposing facade has beautiful proportions. It is the testimony of the church construction campaign in the first half of the 19th century.
The Saint-Julien parish church was built on the site of the castel of Sennecey. The contract for the construction of the new church was signed on July 21, 1826 at the prefecture of Mâcon. The church was consecrated on August 24, 1831 by the Bishop of Autun, Mgr Du Tousset d'Héricourt. In 1860, the two statues framing the façade representing St. Julian and St. Martin were erected.