The St. Anne's Chapel in Weiler, a district of the county seat Sinsheim in the Rhine-Neckar district in northern Baden-Württemberg, goes back to the 1515 first mentioned castle chapel of the castle Steinsberg. The eponymous Steinsberg, on which the castle and the chapel are located, is the highest elevation in the Kraichgau, with which the chapel is the highest church building of this natural area.
The castle chapel of Steinsberg Castle, built around 1500, is said to have fallen victim to a lightning strike in the 17th century; At any rate, she fell into the aftermath. The Catholic community of the place, which had shared the local church there, renewed the chapel in 1750 and used it for religious services. Since the chapel is outside the village halfway up the Steinsberg, it was already considered at the beginning of the 19th century, the establishment of a Catholic church in place. However, the construction of the Church of the Holy Family began in 1908. The Anna Chapel was damaged by lightning in 1933 and extensively renovated between 1946 and 1952. A renewed renovation took place in 1990. The chapel has a Baroque altar and a Baroque pulpit. Until 1811 lived in a hermitage broken off in 1832 there also hermits.
The oldest bell, proven for the Anna-Kapelle, was cast in 1760 by Johann Paulus Strobel in Speyer. It had a diameter of 48 cm and bore a Latin inscription. In 1838, another bronze bell with a diameter of 40 cm was added. Both bells had to be delivered in the First World War 1917 for armaments purposes. In 1928, the chapel was given a bell, which had been used since 1922 to complete the clock in the tower of the Catholic Church Holy Family. This bell with the stroke h '', a diameter of 46.5 cm and a weight of 52.5 kg had to be delivered in 1942 during World War II. Finally, in 1958, the chapel received its present bronze bell, cast by Friedrich Wilhelm Schilling in Heidelberg. It has the stroke tone a '', a diameter of 52.4 cm and a weight of 100 kg. Her inscription reads: BE WELCOMED HOLY MOTHER ANNA, HONOR OF ALL WOMEN, CATHOLIC CHURCH WEILER AT SINSHEIM A. D. 1958
June 30, 2018
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