St. John the Evangelist's Church

Paczków, Poland

St. John the Evangelist's Church in Paczków, Poland, is a Gothic church built in the fourteenth-century. The construction began in the year 1350 and lasted around 30 years. The shrine was funded by Bishop of Wrocław Preczlaw of Pogarell, who administered between 1341 and 1376. The present form of the church is in the Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Gothic architectural styles. In the fifteenth-century, from the chancel's southern side, there was built a spanning chapel, dedicated to Holy Virgin Mary. The tower, partially deconstructed in 1429, was rebuilt in 1462. It was then that the upper condignation was constructed.



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Founded: 1350
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Gosia Lazorko-Janska (2 months ago)
The incastelated parish church of St. John the Evangelist, formerly the Holy Trinity, Virgin Mary and St. Nicholas. It is located just outside the market square, close to the perfectly preserved city walls. It is a three-nave, hall Gothic temple with a high tower, exceptionally beautiful net and stellar vaults inside. In the 16th century, it was adapted to defensive functions by boring wells inside the church, lowering the roofs and covering them with a Renaissance attic that protected the church against fire and provided protection for shooting positions. The interior from the 19th century (neo-Gothic), although the Gothic altar, the tombstones and the baroque altar in the side chapel have been preserved. In addition, organs with a beautiful sound.
Jakub Markowicz (3 months ago)
I love gothic buildings and this time I was not disappointed. From the outside, you can see that the church also had a defensive function. Also inside, because it's hard to find a church with a well in the aisle. The size is a bit smaller than the church in Otmuchów, but the high ceiling and large pointed windows are impressive.
Maryśka (3 months ago)
A great place to pray and to visit. A beautiful and monumental temple. Wonderful pastors :)
Marek Sokołowski (3 months ago)
An incastelated church with a unique well and rich in form, Gothic vaults. Valuable monuments of religious sculpture. The patron of the Catholic temple is the apostle and evangelist Saint John. Side chapel of Saint Roch, patron saint of pilgrims and intercessor in times of plague. It is worth paying homage to the Divine Savior present in the mystery of the Blessed Sacrament. The one to whom time and eternity belong. Glory to him forever
Kuba (4 years ago)
Polski - Deutsch - Englisch Jest to największy kościół w Paczkowie w którym znajdziemy przepiękne ołtarze i kaplice . Zobaczymy również chur na którym są wielkie organy . Kościół otaczają świetnie zachowane mury obronne. Es ist die größte Kirche in Paczkow, wo man schöne Altäre und Kapellen finden. Wir sehen auch, chur, die große Autorität sind. Die Kirche ist von gut erhaltenen Mauern umgeben. It is the largest church in Paczkow where you will find beautiful altars and chapels. We see also chur which are great authority. The church is surrounded by well preserved walls.
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