Church of St. Phillip and St. Jacob

Sękowa, Poland

St. Philip and St. Jacob the Apostles' Church in Sękowa was built at the beginning of 16th century. It was made using manually hewed larch wood covered with shingle. The church is a one-nave one with the chancel closed off at three sides. The interior is meagre, since the church was devastated during the wartime at the turn of 1914 and 1915. Wooden elements from the church were used to build trenches and consumed as firewood. However, the church was reconstructed and today visitors may admire here, among other things, late Renaissance altar dating back to 17th century and a stone baptismal font from 1522.

The church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wooden Churches of Southern Lesser Poland and Subcarpathia. The wooden churches of southern Little Poland represent outstanding examples of the different aspects of medieval church-building traditions in Roman Catholic culture.



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Sękowa, Poland
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Founded: 1520
Category: Religious sites in Poland


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Jan Gubała (17 months ago)
Obowiązkowy punkt zwiedzania w Beskidzie Niskim. Niesamowity w pisany na listę UNESCO.
Michał Apola (18 months ago)
Piękny kościół, wpisany do księgi UNESCO, będąc w okolicy warto zajrzeć
Wojciech Kalamarz (18 months ago)
Jeden z piękniejszych kościółków drewnianych, z piękną sukienką - sobotami. Pożyczyłem od parafianki album, w którym są zdjecia stanu tego kościoła po działaniach I wojny światowej.... Cieszę się, ze odbudowano to arcydzieło i odnowiono co sie dało w środku. Chciałbym, aby tak postępowano ze wszystkimi budowlami o znaczeniu artystycznym i historycznym, a nie - czczono ruiny...
Krzysztof Langiewicz (2 years ago)
Przed kościołem dość duży parking, trzeba się przejść kilkadziesiąt metrów. Bryła świątyni widoczna z daleka, dach pokryty gontem do lini sobot, podcienia okalające kościół. Od 2003 na liście UNESCO. W środku brak wystroju występującego zazwyczaj w drewnianych kościołach. Powód pierwsza wojna światowa i pobyt w pobliżu wojsk austriackich. Z kościoła wychodzimy do wieży która jest otwarta. Bardzo ciekawe opowieści pani przewodnik o historii i wyposażeniu świątyni.
Zbyszek Makowski (2 years ago)
Obiekt z 1520 r. Zniszczony w 1914/15 r. Odbudowany w 1918 r. Zabytek A-111 z 16 02 1972 r. wpis. Kościół filialny
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