Ev. Church of St. John the Baptist (Neuengeseke)


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For more than 800 years, the church of St. John the Baptist has been the center of the villages of Opmünden, Beusingsen, Enkesen im Klei, Herringsen, Ellingsen, Brüllingsen, Altengeseke and Neuengeseke. A visit to this beautiful old Romanesque church is worthwhile.

St. Johannes Kirche Bad Sassendorf Neuengeseke


Ev. Church of St. John the Baptist (Neuengeseke)

Schluppergasse 2

59505 Bad Sassendorf

Telefon: 02927-189504




When you step over the church threshold, you enter a piece of heaven on earth. The congregation has been worshipping here for more than 800 years. Many people have spoken to God here, given thanks and prayed for help, baptized their children, begun their life together at the altar and mourned their deceased. This makes this space a special place.

Each generation has left its mark and helped shape this place. We invite you to read our church with attentive eyes like a book. On the outer wall, three embrasures can still be seen at chest height, and if you have entered the church through the heavy north portal, you will recognize a mighty crossbeam in the wall on the inside of the door.

In times of war, this room has been a protective fortress where people could take refuge. Luther's hymn "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" was to be understood quite literally at that time.

You are now entering a high, wide and light room, which nevertheless radiates warmth and security with its thick walls and round columns. This tells us something about the time when the church was built. The building is still dominated by the earthy Romanesque style, and yet it is already light and airy, as in the later Gothic style, to which the pointed vaults already belong.

The eye first falls on the richly decorated altar, which was created shortly after the 30 Years War in 1661. It shows Jesus in the center on the way to the cross, below it the Last Supper and above it the Resurrection.

A special piece of jewelry is the pulpit of the church. It shows Christ and the four evangelists with their symbols at the bottom and the virtues, which are the fruits of preaching, on the sound cover. Do you succeed in deciphering the beautiful symbolic images?

At first you probably think of a lamp when you see the structure above the choir loft. However, it is a hanging font that can be lowered for baptism. The old baptismal font from 1691, in a chalice shape, is in the front of the left aisle.

Church service: usually Sundays, 09.00 a.m.

Source: www.kirche-moehnesee-neuengeseke.de


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