Recz – Christ the King church

History

The church was erected in the years 1352-1355, probably on the site of an earlier building destroyed in a fire in 1340. It originally wore the call of St. Catherine. In the 15th century the church tower and the nave’s vault were rebuilt. In 1859, the church was completely restored, but unfortunately changed a lot of architectural details: the window frames, tracery, friezes, cornices and gables were replaced. In 1945 the building ceased to be a Lutheran church, and began to serve the Catholic population.

Architecture

The church is a hall building with three naves and a massive, four-storey tower, decorated with slender blendes. The presbytery on the eastern side is three side ended and adjacent from the south by a fifteenth-century chapel and from the north by an early modern sacristy. The naves are covered with gable roof, based on gables with blendes and a tower. The interiors are decorated with stellar vaults in the central nave and chancel and rib vaults in the aisles. The romanesque stone baptismal font and the 15th-century crucifix are worth seeing.

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