With the founding of the church building association Muggenhof-Höfen and the surrounding area in the Graf'schen restaurant in Leyh on May 20, 1902, the first steps towards building a church were taken. The decision of the Church Building Association in 1904 was aimed at "elevating the congregation to a permanent vicariate".Senior teacher H. Wachter wrote about the obstacles that stood in the way of the church building association: "In 1904 I was told by the consistory: The congregation only gets its own vicar if it also raises funds for its maintenance itself, which the state provides only subsidies and only when the congregation has created a prayer room or a church".The ceremonial inauguration of the Church of the Redeemer on September 2, 1928 was performed by District Dean Oberkirchenrat Rüdel. As they entered the church, the congregation sang: "Open the beautiful gate, lead me into God's house, oh, how happy my soul will be in this place! Here is God's face; here is pure comfort and light!"A newspaper in Fürth wrote about this important event: “The day of the inauguration was a happy day for the celebrating community. Wonderful weather made it possible for the large crowd, who could not find space in the beautiful church, to attend the service in front of the portal, which was broadcast over loudspeakers with pleasing clarity.”seeleyh.de/erl%C3%B6serkirche-leyh
December 6, 2022
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