Parish Church of San Fernando de Rey of Liloan

Official Name: Parish Church of San Fernando de Rey of Liloan[1]

Classification Status: Classified Historic Structures (covering all Colonial Churches and other Houses of Worship, per NHCP Res. No. 3, s. 1991)[1]

Town or City: Liloan

Year Declared: 1847[1]

San Fernando Rey Church is an ancient Roman Catholic church in Liloan, Cebu, dedicated to St. Ferdinand III of Castille. It gained parish status on June 27, 1847, and construction commenced in January 1859, completing in 1880.[2]

The church welcomes visitors through a vaulted portico with a pointed arch gable leading to the arched entrance door. Small, well-tended gardens flank the entryway. Thick piers support the portico, and a channel-letter signage reads, "Año de 1847" on the pilaster to the epistle side.

The stonewall facade is framed by pilasters and extends above the portico, forming a gable. Horizontal cornice moldings with relief decors run along the facade.

Above, the pediment is flanked by belfries with pyramidal roofs. The niche of the patron is visible in the pediment.

Inside, an archway separates the narthex from the nave. Stained glass windows depict holy figures, and the clerestory features depictions of the patron.

A latticework forms a dome above the crossing. Notable features include a stained glass window of Jesus in the apse wall and a wooden pulpit with a winding staircase facing the crossing in the gospel side.[2]