January 25, 2018

CHURCH OF ST. MARGARET IN JEREKA

The church stands on a rising ground by the road before the village of Jereka in the upper Bohinj valley

THINGS TO SEE IN THE CHURCH OF ST. MARGARET

The Church of St. Margaret of Antioch in the village of Jereka boasts a collection of wooden and gold-plated Baroque pieces from the 17th and 18th century, typical of the Bohinj area. The bell tower on the west side is at the same time also an entryway, paved with river stones.

The church has two entrances – through a richly decorated main portal or a more modest south side portal, both made from the pastel green rock in the middle of the 18th century. The green Peračica tuff was also used for the church floor.

The church was rebuilt many times, the present structure of the building dates to the 18th century. Baroque wood carved products from the 18th century are typical of the area of Bohinj. Gold-plated main altar, connected with the presbytery wall with two carved portals, dates back to 1685.

Two Rococo side altars originate from the second half of the 18th century, and the pulpit is a simple Baroque artwork with roughly painted evangelists.  There are also several other features of interest: decoration on the lower part of the chest of drawers in sacristy, the front side of the church bench bearing the year 1705, and a beautiful, but unfortunately damaged, chest from the end of the 17th century.

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