“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
My bet: They don't. Because that is why God made wool, and 'we' invented warm clothing.But more likely, candles, perhaps braziers, and body heat.
Figure approximately 500 watts per warm body, pack 'em in tight, and by the time you're fifteen minutes into the service, people will start unzipping.
In Baltimore is the mother church of American Methodism, Lovely Lane UMC. Under the pews are little holes lined with metal boxes. Before proper central heating, people used to bring coals from their home fires and place them into the boxes for heating. I imagine many really older churches have something similar. Maybe this church does, too.
Nothing. You suffer the cold as a sign of your devotion.
This is "La Chapelle de Vonnes" in Morgins, a village in the municipality of Troistorrents in the district of Monthey in the canton of Valais in southern Switzerland.The chapel was built in 1630 near the path of Morgins, under the patronage of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, Saint-Bernard et Saint-Martin. During extension works in 1886, a little bell tower and a Virgin statue were added on the roof.There is no mention of any sort of heating system. You just froze and waited for mass to be over; probably even in summer.
good catch, i had not noticed the absence of a chimney. fascinating info Rickvid. thank you for clarifying Martin.
Holy smoke doesn't require an earthly chimney.
There's a lot of roof and wall that could have a chimney showing on the back side.
Sinners. They burn sinners.
Baseboard electric. kerosene, several options that don't require a chimney.
I read a story about that once. Seems the local Catholic church pastor proclaimed that they were giving up heat for Lent! As everyone was leaving, he was asking what the parishioner was giving up for Lent. An older lady, bundled up like a mummy told him she was giving up CHURCH for Lent!!!
Judging by the statue on top, I wonder if it's one of those historic stone LDS churches in the middle of nowhere Utah.
NO....He don't have a bugle!
Had my grandfathers funeral at a stone church similar to this one, In Germany in January. Coldest I've ever been.