The Church of Saint-Merri (Eglise Saint-Merri) is a small church in Paris, located on the busy street Rue Saint Martin, on the Right Bank. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city
The church is dedicated to the 8th-century Abbot of Autun Abbey, Medericus, who went to Paris on pilgrimage and later died there. The word abbot, meaning Father, is a title given to the head of a Monastery in various traditions including Christianity. Autun is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in Burgundy in eastern France. In 884 Medericus, also known as 'Merry' was acclaimed patron saint of the right bank. Events By Place Europe March 1 — Diego Rodríguez Porcelos founds and repopulates Burgos. The patron saint of a particular group of people is a Saint who would protect and 'love' the group and its members
The present church was built between 1500 and 1550. The style is 16th-century Gothic, with many features influenced by the English Perpendicular style. See also Gothic art Gothic architecture is a style of Architecture which flourished during the high and late medieval period. English Gothic is the name of the Architectural style that flourished in England from about 1180 until about 1520 The nave windows are work of the early 16th century, and the pulpit is by P. A. Slodtz and was made in 1753.
The organ was reconstructed in 1781 by Cliquot, a famous organ builder. François-Henri Clicquot (1732&ndash May 24, 1790) was a French organ builder and was the grandson of Robert Clicquot and son of It was played by Camille Saint-Saëns. Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns (/ʃaʁl kamij sɛ̃sɑ̃s/ (9 October 1835 &ndash 16 December 1921 was a French Composer, Organist, conductor, and In 1832, the church was an arena of ardent barricade fighting during a republican uprising againt the July Monarchy. The July Monarchy (1830-1848 was a period of liberal monarchy rule of France under Louis-Philippe
The bell tower contains the oldest bell in Paris, cast in 1331, which survived the French Revolution. A church bell is a bell which is rung in a (especially Christian) church either to signify the Hour or the time for worshippers to go to The French Revolution (1789–1799 was a period of political and social upheaval in the History of France, during which the French governmental structure previously an
The church continues as a place of worship today, and is home to the Halles-Beaubourg Pastoral Centre.