Sunday, 23 August 2015

Unique church Saint Bartholomew in Szembruk

23rd August 2015

While I was visiting my cousin who lives in the North of Poland we were able to see one of the unique Roman Catholic Church in Szembruk. Szembruk is a small village about 60km from Torun. But what is interesting the first wooden church was there in 1306. Yes, it is hard to believe but is is true. The church was devastated by fire in 1414 and 1628. Luckily the church has survived the WWI and the WWII. And the last serious renovation was in 2000.
The church sits in the hill surrounded by graveyard and the grove of old trees.


The first church was here in 1306..

The church is built from wooden pine logs

Luckily the father was there..

The ceiling is blue...with great paintings








The stain glass is simple but nice..


 The fathers' graves..


 
Have a sunny Sunday!!!


26 comments:

  1. Very beautiful - especially the ceilings.
    Amazing the history attached and so fortunate to have survived
    the periods of conflicts.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Colin it is definitely a nice church

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  2. So many old churches were built to impress and make religious people feel awe and wonder, but also threatened by the grandeur. This church is timber and really warm and inviting. Gosia, I am curious about young Polish people's attitude to religion. Are young people in Poland very religious? Or are they like the rest of the world and discarding religion?

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    1. Andrew, young people in Poland don't very often take part in religion life. Bu the stuation is defintely better than in Germany or France. In my region which is well developed and rather rich church is not popular. In poorer areas the sitruation is better..But it is becomming less and less popular going to church..

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  3. The ceiling is really nice.
    Unusual to see a wooden Catholic Church in Australia.

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    1. Margaret the wooden cghurches were much popular in the past not now

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  4. I love Poland's brown wooden churches! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    1. Definitely most wooden churches are brown hee

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  5. This is very unique and well preserved! Wooden churches are rare these days.

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    1. yes now brick or concrete churches are popular

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  6. It is really strange to find wooden churches in Europe. I like, too, the interior decoration.
    Have a nice Sunday.

    (I come here through Inspire Sunday)

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    1. My dear friend there are a lot ofwooden churches in Europe

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  7. All the wood is so beautiful with the bright blue ceiling. It's an interesting style, far different from any churches in the U.S. made of logs.

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    1. yes you are right your churches are different

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    1. I think it is very impressive, too

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  9. Beautiful church with amazing history!

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  10. Beautiful church and stunning inside

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    1. and the setting is charming, too

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