The chapel of Saint Mary of Menez Hom is a pure jewel set in the middle of the austere moors that line the southern flank of Menez-Hom. We enter the enclosure by a triumphal arch. The calvary with three barrels dates from 1544 while the steeple, a marvel, was started in 1663. The interior of the chapel (1570) is also remarkable with one of the most beautiful altarpiece of Cornwall.
A big fair was held on June 17, the day of St Hervé, the traders of Faou, Brest, Douarnenez, Quimper and Morbihan.
This place is the crossing of old high traffic roads. The resources from this fair explain the architectural richness of the chapel.
Nearby, a monument commemorates the activity of the Finisterian resistance. Forgiveness is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of May. the Sainte-Marie chapel of Menez-Hom (16th century), modified in the 17th and 18th centuries. The original building, cross-Latin choir little salient, dating back to the first half of the sixteenth century as indicated by the inscriptions of the nave "I. Mauguen Fab. Lan 1574 "and" Au. Moreau Fab. Lan 1597 ", as well as those of the west gable and the north facade" Guillaume D. Hervé. F.-P. Polesec Fa Lan 1573-H. Ho Moreau F. in Lan 1570 "and" H. Olier Fa in Lan 1572 ". This building was enlarged between 1570 and 1591: doubling of the aisle, creation in the north-west corner of the "chamber of the monks".
The church was modified in the 17th and 18th centuries. The current building is of irregular tau-shaped plan comprising a nave with a span without aisle and tower to the south, then two spans with south aisle and double north aisles, a span with double aisles and finally a vast choir with a straight edge that is not overflowing.
We enter the enclosure by a triumphal arch or gate that dates from 1739. The bell tower with two galleries, crowned with a lantern dome, dates from 1663 (above the door), 1770 (with the inscription "Jacques Nicolas Fa 1670"), 1772 (on the chamber of the bells with the inscription "Missire Mathias Plassart Rector, Jean Le Quinquis Fabrique 1772"), 1773 (with the inscription "Germain Hillie 1773").
On the south gable is the inscription "Missire M. Cravec Rector of Plomodiern, Guil Le Doaré Priest Vicar C. Roignant. F. 1766 ". The altarpieces, by Jean Le Seven (carpenter) and Jean Cevaer (sculptor), date from 1703 and 1710. The three altars of the apse are surmounted by altarpieces and niches with twisted columns. At the high altar (1703) are the statues of the Holy Family: St. Mary of Menez-Hom (1715) carrying the Child Jesus, St. Joseph, St. Anne and St. Joachim. The high altar bears the inscription "V. E. Di. My. Ol. Bourdoulous. R. Noel Moros F. 1703-M L. Guillermou Curé 1710 ".
On the south altar is the inscription "N. and D. Mother Ol. Bourdoulous. R. Guillaume Nicolas F. 1715 ". On the north altar is the inscription "Guillaume Nicolas. F. 1715 ". In the bas-reliefs, we see the scenes of the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Nativity and the Assumption.
A bell dates from 1810 and bears the inscription "Mr. Lebeurriet did me". Modern stained glass is the work of J. L. Nicolas, father and son, Morlaix 1872, and Hubert de Sainte-Marie, 1957. In the mistress glass are represented: St. Anne, the Virgin Mother, St. Joseph and St. Corentin.
There are also beautiful 16th century carved sandpits (one of which represents a plowing scene). The chapel also houses the statues of St. Lawrence (late fifteenth century), St. John the Baptist, St. Louis, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Andrew, St. Maudet, St. Herve, St. Michael, St. Barbara, St. Eloi , St. Mark, the Blessed Virgin and a Crucifix of the seventeenth century.