Brześć Kujawski – St Stanislaus Church

History

The church of St. Stanislaus was erected in the first half of the 14th century and probably enlarged in the fifteenth century. Burned in 1556 and 1657 thanks to the efforts of Tomasz Niemierz, archdeacon of Włocławek, was rebuilt in 1710, partly gaining some of the baroque features. In 1806 the temple was closed due to the collapse of the vaults, and in 1812 it served as a warehouse for French troops. In the years 1819-1830, the church was completely renovated. Another renovation, combined with regothisation, was carried out in the years 1907-1909. As part of this work, the internal pillars were restored, the vaults were reconstructed, the outer gables were raised to the original height and given a neogothic form. Two chapels were built on the basis of preserved arcades.

Architecture

It is a three-nave church, hall, gothic, with gables, chapels, pillars and vaults in neo-gothic forms. It consists of a rectangular corpus and a much smaller, rectangular chancel on the eastern side. From the north and south, two chapels were placed symmetrically. Outside, the church is surrounded with buttresses. From the west side there is a portal from the fourteenth century, ogival with profiled, glazed brick. In the naves there is a reconstructed stellar vault and a net vault in the presbytery. It is also worth paying attention the late-gothic relief of the Adoration of the Magi dating back to around 1520.

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Webpage odznaka.kuj-pom.bydgoszcz.pttk.pl, Kościół p.w. św. Stanisława Biskupa i Męczennika w Brześciu Kujawskim.
Webpage zabytek.pl, Kościół parafialny pw. św. Stanisława Biskupa.