Pyzdry – church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

History

   The parish church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary was mentioned for the first time in 1265. In 1331, during the invasion of Teutonic Order, the temple was robbed, but its walls were saved. Soon the construction of a temple was started. Its foundation is attributed to king Kazimierz the Great. According to other historians, the parish church was built or was completely rebuilt only in the second half of the 15th century. Probably at that time a tower was added to the church on the west side.
  
In 1519 the bishop of Poznań Jan Lubrański raised the temple to the rank of collegiate. In the 17th and 18th centuries the building was repeatedly destroyed by fires. After a fire in 1807, which once again destroyed the church, the building for many years remained unused. The fare restaurant was not until 1865-1870. Subsequent renovations took place in 1937 and between 1956-1958, when the facade of the church was cleared of plasters, restoring its gothic character.

Architecture

   It is a three-nave basilica temple, having a polygonaly ended chancel and a tower from the west. Both left and right of the chancel are placed vestries; in the south vestry there is a gothic rib vault. The church is compact and buttressed. The central nave and chancel with equal height, covers a high gable roof. Over the aisles are mono-pitched roofs. The massive three-storey tower, formerly covered with a pyramid roof, dominates the whole.

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bibliography:
Website zabytek.pl, Kościół par. pw. Narodzenia NMP Pyzdry.