Saint Peter's church in Grou was built in the first half of the 13th century out of tuffstone. Already in the 13th century the church was heightened. In the 15th century the church was lengthened to the west and heightened for the second time with brick. The current tower dates from the early 15th century. The monumental Pipe organ was built in 1853 by L. van Dam & Zn. from Leeuwarden.



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Kerkstraat 1, Grou, Netherlands
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Netherlands

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Reimar Mick (7 months ago)
Like a hen between her chicks, this brick church is surrounded by the fishermen's houses in the old town center and towers over them. You can walk around it in the park-like churchyard. The entrance to the park bears a prayer on both sides: “tege quod fuit: quod erit rege” In German, for example: “Cover (graciously) what has been: what (but) will be, (that) direct!” This artistic verse ( in Kreuzstellung / Chiasmus) comes from Theodore Beza, documented from 1584. He was a student, fellow campaigner and finally successor of John Calvin in his Reformed Church. He was committed to the right of the congregation or religious community to remove incompetent church leaders - if necessary by all means - and cultivated a collegial leadership style. To the right behind this entrance arch, east of the church, one can also admire the neat, still in use “Catechism room” from 1905.
Johan Hoekstra (15 months ago)
Image-defining (very) old church (13th century, the tower is from two centuries later) in the water sports area of ​​Friesland. Has a long history of additions and additions, in the church the 'gentlemen's benches' of the wealthy notables, a memory of a past past. Now a central place in the village and the community.
Hermes van Amstel (17 months ago)
The Saint Peter in Grou is a highly picturesque, highly historical romanesque church. Originally built in the 13th century, it was extended in the 15th when also the church tower was built. There is a monumental organ inside dating back to 1853. It is possible to walk around the entire church which is set in a very pretty garden.
Grousters (2 years ago)
Prachtige oude kerk in hartje centrum van Grou. Hoewel de toren niet publiek toegankelijk is heb je vanuit dit hoogtepunt een prachtig uitzicht over de omgeving.
Grousters (2 years ago)
Beautiful old church in the center of Grou. Although the tower is not publicly accessible, you have a beautiful view of the surroundings from this peak.
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