Mołtajny – St Anna’s Church

History

The first mentions of the temple in the village of Mołtajny come from 1384. In 1404, a stone temple was mentioned, which was expanded until the end of the 15th century. The tower was raised in the first quarter of the 16th century. From the Reformation to 1945, it was an Evangelical temple, and after the Second World War it was taken over by the Catholic population. In 1989-1991 a thorough renovation was carried out in the church, while in 2009 the tower was restored.

Architecture

It is a gothic, orientated, aisleless church made of field stone and bricks. On the north side there is a sacristy and a porch, on the west a square, four-story tower, in the ground floor tied with a nave. The tower is decorated with pointed blendes and shallow niches in the same shape and topped with a pinnacled and stepped roof. Similar gables decorate the eastern elevation, as well as the sacristy and the porch. The building’s corpus is buttressed. In individual elevations they are deeply embedded pointed windows. The whole was topped with a gable roof covered with tiles. The nave was covered with a barrel vault, a sacristy with a stellar vault, and in the porch an apparent barrel vault was used.

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bibliography:
Website leksykonkultury.ceik.eu, Kościół pw. św. Anny w Mołtajnach.