Nikolaikirche — Papenburg, Germany
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N 53° 04.853 E 007° 23.475
32U E 392241 N 5882477
Quick Description: The Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas Church) build 1869/70 is the main Lutheran church in Papenburg
Location: Niedersachsen, Germany
Date Posted: 6/14/2012 4:12:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMEMFA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

1855 wurden im Gebiet um Papenburg 402 Lutheraner und 88 Reformierte gezählt. Zu den Gottesdiensten gingen sie nach Völlen, ins benachbarte Ostfriesland. Lutherische und reformierte Christen errichteten 1869 die "Evangelische Kirche am Hauptkanal", die im neu-gotischen Stil von Landesbaumeister Wellenkamp (Osnabrück) entworfene Kirche wurde nach nur 18 Monaten Bauzeit am 23. Februar 1870 eingeweiht. Der Turm hat eine Höhe von 39 Metern. Bis zur Jahrhundertwende wurde die Kirche mit einer 11-Register-Orgel, einer Turmuhr, einer erweiterten Empore und farbigen Fenstern im Chorraum ausgestattet.
Im Gotteshaus wechselten sich jeden Sonntag lutherische und reformierte Gottesdienste ab. Nach 100 gemeinsamen Jahren wurde eine eigene reformierte Kirche errichtet, die "Evangelische Kirche am Hauptkanal" wird 1980 in "Nikolaikirche" umbenannt.

1855, the area around Papenburg counted 402 Lutherans and 88 Reformed. For the worship they went to Völlen, in the neighbouring East Frisia. Lutheran and Reformed Christians erected in 1869 the "Evangelische Kirche am Hauptkanal", the architect of the country Wellenkamp (Osnabrück), designed the neo-Gothic church, it was Inaugurated 18 months after at February 23rd, 1870. The tower has a height of 39 meters. Until the turn of the century the church was equipped with a 11-register organ, a church clock, an expanded gallery and stained-glass windows were fitted in the choir room.
The church took turns every Sunday at Lutheran and Reformed worship. After 100 years together, an own Reformed Church was built, the "Evangelische Kirche am Hauptkanal" was renamed in 1980 in "Nikolaikirche".

Quelle / source: Evangelisch-lutherischen Kirchengemeinde Papenburg/Ems, wikipedia

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 2/23/1870

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Lutheran

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: From: 11:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 10:30 AM

Street address of Church:
Hauptkanal rechts 45
Papenburg, Germany
26871


Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Not listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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