Lutheran church, currently Roman Catholic parish church of St Therese of the Child Jesus, Bojadła
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Lutheran church, currently Roman Catholic parish church of St Therese of the Child Jesus

Bojadła

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The church in Bojadła is a valuable and representative example of Protestant sacred architecture, erected on a wattle-and-daub structure.

History

The church was built in the years 1757-1758; it was founded by the Kottwitz family, the then owners of the village. It was probably used not only by Evangelicals, but also Polish Catholics. In the 19th century, it was subjected to renovation. At that time, among other things, the tower was covered with a Classicist tented roof and clad with wooden boards. After 1945, the church was taken over by Catholics. In was renovated in 1961, 1985, and 1998.

Description

The church is located at the edge of the village, in its north-western part, at the junction of roads leading to a forest and a cemetery. Nearby, there is a palace and park complex and an 18th-century rectory. The area around the church is fenced with a modern concrete wall. The church is oriented.

It is a building erected using a wattle-and-daub structure on the floor plan of an elongated octagon, with a sacristy from the east, porches from the south and the north, and a tower from the west. The main body is covered with a multi-pitched roof, annexes - with gable roofs, and the sacristy - with a three-plane roof. The tower is topped with a cupola with a finial in the form of an obelisk. Façades are articulated with an arrangement of posts connected with pivots, outlining fields shaped as horizontal rectangles. They are pierced regularly with windows, rectangular and nearly square on the ground floor level and in the upper storey rectangular, with segmental arches. The upper section of the tower is clad in wooden boards. The aisleless interior of the church is covered with a false barrel vault. The pillars that support galleries form an “U” shape and divide the interior into three naves. The walls and piers up to the height of the galleries were covered with wood panelling at a later time. The original fittings that have survived until today include main altar, pipe organ, Rococo epitaph, and stained glass windows from the early 20th century.

The site is open to the public. It can be visited by prior telephone arrangement.

compiled by Marta Kłaczkowska, Regional Branch of the National Heritage Board of Poland in Zielona Góra, 16-10-2014.

Bibliography

  • Szymańska-Dereń M., Kościoły zrębowe i szkieletowe województwa lubuskiego, Zielona Góra 2009, s. 7-9.
  • Kowalski S., Zabytki architektury województwa lubuskiego, Zielona Góra 2010, s. 23-24.
  • Garbacz K., Przewodnik po zabytkach województwa lubuskiego, Tom I, Zielona Góra 2011, s. 105.

General information

  • Type: church
  • Chronology: 1757 - 1758
  • Form of protection: register of monuments
  • Address: Bojadła
  • Location: Voivodeship lubuskie, district zielonogórski, commune Bojadła
  • Source: National Heritage Board of Poland

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