Jämaja Church

Torgu, Estonia

The first known church in Jämaja was built in the 13th century. The wooden church was destroyed by fire and the current one was completed in 1864. The Renaissance style pulpit from the 17th century.



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Founded: 1864
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)


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Leonid Romanov (4 months ago)
"The first church was probably built in the 13th century. However, the wooden church burned down at that time. The new church was built in the 14th century, but by the 1860s it was already in danger of collapse. A Renaissance pulpit (XVII century) has been preserved from this church and a late medieval bas-relief of the "Annunciation of Mary" and a bas-relief epitaph with a crucifix. The reconstruction of the church was completed in half a year. Martin Körber, pastor of Ansekül between 1846 and 1875, wrote in the second volume of his collection "Oesel einst und jezt" (1899). By 1864, a new church was built, which took on a historicist look. The church has movable property that deserves special attention: a neo-Gothic altar, an organ and side altars, a Renaissance altar, two dolomite heraldic epitaphs and a naive relief of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. The church bell comes from Russia in the 19th century. The clock is cast in bronze and has a lot of cast decor."
Jūratė Piečiukaitienė (17 months ago)
When passing by - stop, it's worth it.
Рыбонька Рыбонька (17 months ago)
Little church. Failed to get inside. Walked outside. The interior decoration does not appear to be rich. The beautiful gates are open. You can go to the church grounds. The doors to the church were closed. Around the silence and peace.
Jane Koger (17 months ago)
A lovely little church and a cemetery with a wonderful view
Vambo Kaal (2 years ago)
Good concert
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