Grzędzice – church of Saint Apostles Peter and Paul

History

The church of St. Apostles Peter and Paul in Grzędzice was established in the first half of the fifteenth century. The tower was added at the end of the fifteenth century, and the sacristy was added in the nineteenth century. After 1534, it was taken over by the Lutherans who rebuilt it in 1818. The church was renewed as a Catholic in the 1950s.

Architecture

It is an aisleless, orientated temple, built on a rectangular plan with a pentagonal chancel and a square-shaped tower. All the walls are placed on a stone foundation, bricked with glacial erratic stones of various sizes, without maintaining the regularity of the layers. Only the corners of the walls, frames of portals and windows, frames of blendes and friezes adorning the tower were made of brick. The church has wooden ceiling beams from 1550, a gothic figure of Christ with around 1500 and a granite baptismal font from the 13th century. The most valuable, however, are the polychromes from 1450-1470, depicting 33 figures in biblical scenes. These unique and oldest in Western Pomerania, late-gothic paintings, were founded by the Stargard brotherhood.

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bibliography:
Pilch.J, Kowalski S., Leksykon zabytków Pomorza Zachodniego i ziemi lubuskiej, Warszawa 2012.

Webpage encyklopedia.szczecin.pl, Kościół św. Apostołów Piotra i Pawła (Grzędzice).
Webpage wikipedia.org, Kościół św. Piotra i Pawła w Grzędzicach.