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Vitus ChurchThe Vituskirche is the parish church of the former village Groß Giesen. Probably built as a noble self-church church was transferred in 1235 by Knight Dietrich von Depenau the Godehardikloster in Hildesheim. Probably until the 16th century, the parish of St. Vitus also included the villages of Klein and Groß Beelte. To commemorate the towns already wiped out in the Thirty Years' War, their patronages - St. Nicholas and St. Berward - were taken over in 1929 as subsidiary patrons of St. Vitus.During the Thirty Years War, however, St. Vitus was severely damaged or largely destroyed and rebuilt the present church building from 1672 to 1675. From this time, the west tower of the church, while the present nave was built in 1929. Inside there are six ceiling paintings from around 1675, Baroque altars from the end of the 17th century, the high altar from the 18th century and the pulpit made around 1520. The latter probably originally had its place in the Nikolaikapelle in Hildesheim.Punctually to the community fusion of the communities around Giesen on 1.11.2014 community members have renovated with much commitment and own contribution. With the support of a resident on-site restorer, the ceiling paintings and the altar were cleaned and new consoles made for his figures. The interior walls of the church were given a new coat of paint, so that St. Vitus now presents itself as the main church of the community alliance in fresh splendor.
In the outside area of the church, old tombstones and tablets in the churchyard wall today remind the deceased of Giesen families.The Vituskirche is open beyond the service hours daily from 10 -17 o'clock. For more information about the Church, please contact the sexton Ms M. Rüth, Tel. 0 51 21/77 08 89
Old tombstones and tablets in the churchyard wall today remind of the deceased of Giesen families.To find: paradise streetSource: kulturium.de
July 17, 2017
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