Bonifaciuskerk, Medemblik - The Netherlands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member superstein
N 52° 46.392 E 005° 06.213
31U E 641900 N 5849115
Quick Description: The church is a late-gothic hallchurch with three aisles; the south aisle together with the nave lies under one roof.
Location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 4/7/2013 11:48:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMGT78
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
We have to go back to a document dated 1118 to find the first recorded evidence of the church at Medemblik when the Bishop of Utrecht bestowed the church property on the Canons of St. Martin (Sint Maarten in Dutch). The church building referred to in that document was probably located at the same site as the present building.
The construction of the present church was started in 1404. The church and tower were completed in the course of the 15th Century. In 1517 Medemblik was attacked and burnt by a gang of thieves under the direction of a man called “Grote Pier”. The church was also destroyed by the flames; the tower however remained undamaged.

After a collection in the diocese of Utrecht the church was able to be rebuilt. Shortly after the reconstruction the western side of the city caught fire again and was razed to ashes. History repeated itself, the church burnt to the ground, the tower however was spared. In 1555 the rebuilding of the church was started. In order to pay for this, Medemblik received alleviation of taxes for a period of ten years from King Philip the Second. The church that was then built, in basic form, is the same as to-day.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1404

Age of Church building determined by?: Historical Society

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

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

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 9:00 AM

Street address of Church:
Kerkplein 9
Medemblik, NH Netherlands
1671 CR

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

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

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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