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Since the neighboring village of Dibbesdorf was already parish in 1260, the Volkmaroder church had already been built before, probably in the Romanesque style of other village churches in the region. After the devastation of the Thirty Years' War, it was rebuilt in the mid-17th century, and in 1861 it was completely renovated by Friedrich Maria Krahe. The church was named "Thomaskirche" in 1965.
It consists of a nearly square tower (5.70 mx 5.46 m), the wider, rectangular nave with a younger porch on its south side, the former morgue, and a two-story annex on its north side, the sacristy below and one above Prieche, probably the former patronage family, harbors. A stone at the entrance hall indicates the year of its construction with the number 1418. The masonry of the church consists of little or not hewn quarry stones, the stones of the tower and the edges mainly of house stones. On the north wall of the ship are still traces of an old round-arched window to see and on the east wall, the spout of a Piscina. The tower has north and west stepped buttresses, slits of light, pointed-arched sound openings, and a green-tipped copper-covered, elongated conical dome with clocks on the north and south sides. In 1825, a new window on the north wall of the ship, an access to the ship from the morgue and the new entrance to the west wall of the tower were created. The arched door and window openings are from the renovation in 1861.
May 13, 2018
The flat-roofed ship has a U-shaped gallery with organ. The baroque high altar dates from the reconstruction phase after the 30-year war. His three pictures below show the Last Supper, in the middle the scene of the Crucifixion and above the Entombment of Christ. The preserved Piscina is located on the east wall, right next to the altar. This is surrounded by epitaphs on the walls. St. Thomas, Volkmarode, Brunswick, Lower SaxonyThe one on the south wall reported by Johannes Werdenius, b. on April 14, 1590, died on November 26, 1667, who was 49 years pastor of the church, and by his daughter Dorothea Maria, b. on September 7, 1655, died on August 3, 1667, just a few weeks before her father (circumscribing text). The quoted Psalm 90, verse 10 alludes to the pastor's age (70 to 80 years). Moving the saying to the girl, who died at the age of only 12 years: "The maiden is not dead it runs red in Christ's wounds."
May 13, 2018
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