De Grote- of Sint-Janskerk Linschoten, Netherlands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F
N 52° 03.688 E 004° 54.918
31U E 631300 N 5769606
Quick Description: Old church at Linschoten, Holland
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Date Posted: 9/10/2013 12:06:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ1Z2
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
"De Grote- of Sint-Janskerk in het Nederlandse Linschoten is een van oorsprong katholieke kerk uit de 13de eeuw die aan Johannes de Doper was gewijd. Na de reformatie kwam de kerk in protestantse handen.
In 1482 ging de kerk voor een deel in vlammen op, omdat in de tijd van de Hoekse en Kabeljauwse twisten poorters van Montfoort zich in de kerk hadden verschanst. Zij werden letterlijk uitgerookt.

Op het Maria-altaar was lange tijd de Gedachtenistafel van de heren van Montfoort te zien. Dit is nu ondergebracht in het Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.
Ten zuiden van de kerk ligt een slingermuur die vermoedelijk rond 1770 is gebouwd.
Tegenwoordig wordt de kerk gebruikt voor zondagse kerkdiensten van de PKN-gemeente. Er is een ochtenddienst die begint om 9.30 uur en een avonddienst die begint om 18.30 uur. De huidige predikant is Ds. B.M. van den Bosch." (source: Wikipedia)

English abstract:
"The Great or St. John's Church in the Dutch village Linschoten is originally a Catholic church from the 13th century that was dedicated to John the Baptist. After the Reformation the church became Protestant.
In 1482, due to a kind of cival war, the church went partly up in flames. The church was later on restored.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1250

Age of Church building determined by?: Other reliable source

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

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Saturday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 9:30 AM

Street address of Church:
Kerkplein 1
Linschoten, Utrecht Netherlands


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

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

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