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Category: Religion, Local time: 17:02:30

Shell Church is the smallest church in the world. It is located in the municipality of Saint Andrew in the central part of Guernsey Island. Shell Church was built on order by Deodat Antoine, member of the Fraternity of John the Baptist de la Salle. His intention was to create a miniature version of the famous basilica in Lourdes in France . The church was open in March 1914. People did not like it so it was pulled down. However, in July 1914, Deodat erected another church. It survived until September 1923, when a part of it was (again) pulled down as the door was so narrow that the bishop from Portsmouth was not able to get in. In 1939, Deodat went back to France because he felt ill. When he left, his brother Peter took over the responsibility for the remaining parts of the church and decorated the building until his retirement in 1965. At present, Shell Church is used by Blanchelande Girls College. Shell Church is distinctive with splendid decorated interiors and exteriors, full of shells, pebbles and colour pieces of china and glass. The admission in Shell Church is free. The chapel is used for church services and it is maintained from donations.

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GPS: 49.4426, -2.5877
Altitude: 67 m
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