Katowice – St Michael’s church

History

St. Michael the Archangel church was erected in 1510 in the village of Syrnia, where it served as a parish church. In 1938 it was transferred to Katowice in relation with the then planned open-air ethnographic museum, which was not finally established. Next to the church, there is a free-standing, seventeenth-century belfry, moved here together with the temple.

Architecture

A timber aisleless church has walls in a log structure. The rectangular nave from the east is adjoined by a narrower, also rectangular chancel, while from the west a small, rectangular porch. The church does not have a tower. It is covered with a steep, gable roof, covered with shingles, with a slender ridge turret on. It is surrounded by arcades. Inside, there is a late-gothic sculpture of the Mother of God with the Infant from the beginning of the 16th century, and in the porch, a fifteenth-century font made of stone.

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bibliography:
Webpage wikipedia.org, Kościół św. Michała Archanioła w Katowicach.