The first wooden church of Kambja was built probably in the beginning of the 14th century. Churches were destroyed and rebuilt several times during centuries. The present Lutheran St. Martin’s Church was originally rebuilt in 1720, this time of stone and a transept was added to the old part in 1874. After World War II, the church, which is one of the biggest in Southern Estonia, was in ruins for many years until restoration began in 1989. The old bells which were cast in Moscow have survived. A new organ was donated by the Träsiövi congregation of Sweden.

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Kesk 6, Kambja, Estonia
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Founded: 1720
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Swedish Empire (Estonia)

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Martin Sirm (3 years ago)
Arne Lykepak (3 years ago)
Päris kena kirik.
George On tour (3 years ago)
Kambja Church (also: Kambja Martini Church ) is a church located in Kambja , where the Kambja congregation of the EELC operates. The church has about 600 seats. Here is the work of the Bible translator and the founder of the folklore school Andreas Virginius , the kiosk Ignatsi Jaak , the brotherhood's promoter Albrecht Sutor , the organ master Johann Thal , the initiator of the Estonian choral song, Heinrich Andreas Erxleben and others. The Kambja Church was also the home church of Georg Beck , Cornelius Laaland and Julius Kuperjanov
MARGUS KRIIVA (5 years ago)
Ilus ja suur maakirik.
Anatoly Ko (9 years ago)
Puiestee tn 1, Kambja vald, Tartu maakond 58.236007, 26.699846 ‎ 58° 14' 9.63", 26° 41' 59.45" Самая большая уездная церковь Южной Эстонии.Исторические источники впервые упоминают эту церковь в 1330 году. Восстановление церкви продолжается с 1989 г. Сохранились старые отлитые в Москве церковные колокола. В стенах церкви служили Андреас Виргиниус (прославился как переводчик Нового Завета на эстонский язык) и Юри Реннит. Рожденный в семье Адреаса Виргиниуса Адриан Виргиниус (Vergin, 1663 -1706) был церковнослужителем в 1686-1694 г.г. в Пухья, и затем, до 1704 года – в Отепяэ.
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