Ruins of the Church in p.. Beheading Of St. John the Baptist in Chojnicy


Ruins of the Church are located in the former village of Chojnice and now military soldiers in Biedrusku. In the following article I will describe the history of this amazing place. Once a lively village, the parish of several nearby villages such as Biedrusko is Suchy Las, Currently, the ruins of the Church in the Centre of military soldiers without a trace of any of the other buildings and a few forgotten cemetery in the forest.

HISTORY of the CHURCH in Chojnicy

I do not know the exact date of the erection of the parish in Chojnicy. Church documents arises, that it took place at the turn of the 11th-12th century.

At the beginning of Chojnica, was the Centre of several smaller settlements related neighborhood, the so-called. Centre of Opole (Opole – opolna organization, in the 12th-13th century. Census of the Western Slavs) and had its parish church, p.. St. John the Baptist. John's the Baptist. ( X-XI.) – This church is mentioned in the sources before 1374 and there was perhaps already in the 11th century.

  • 1403 erygowano wooden church in Morasku (then Morawsku). It was built by cieślę in Poznań on Dominica and when he died, the vicar Dezydery has made efforts to complete. The parsonage had two łany role and tribute from farm.
  • 1507 the year was a combination of jednowioskowej parish in Morasku parish in Chojnicy as a result of which the parish in Chojnicy belonged until 11 surrounding villages. Since they are used determine the: Chojnica, parish or parish of Chojnica-Morasko. The original, shortly before, 1403 the year of, a wooden temple collapsed in the mid-16th century. and was not rebuilt, and the role they took in 1598 r. Morawscy.Do parish of Chojnica, include: Bielawy, Biezdrowsko, Drogocin, Glinno, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Glinno Small, Knyszyn, Lubicz coat of arms, Łagiewniki, Moravian TworkowoW and Morasku there is a church.. St. John the Baptist. Anna (as the Branch Office chojnickiego).
  • 1531 – in Chojnicy village, Deputy and heir to the Polish Jan Przecławski starts the construction of the first phase of the Church, p.. Beheading of St. John. John's the Baptist., Son Of John – Andrzej Przecławski rozbudował kościół o kaplicę północną wraz z kryptą rodzinną.
  • 1546 – dating the first books of the Church in Chojnicy
  • With 1554 Gothic monstrance chojnicka originates from figures St. Adalbert and Saint. Stanislaus, sponsored by Andrew son of John PRZECŁAWSKIEGO, the Dean of Poznań. Is now in the Archdiocesan Museum in Poznań
  • Year 1556, ends the second phase and the completion of the Church in ChojnicyCharacterized as late Gothic style, visualized, brick, plastered, the one-nave,, the chancel, a three sided closed. From the North, they added the sacristy and Chapel. On the corners of the western façade with two round towers. Over the main entrance of Nałęcz coat of arms and date 1546r. Szkarpie on the South-East coat of Fish and date 1546. In the starry Vault on carved brackets. In the diamond fields of the two-headed Eagles and ornament of the Czech lion, the day of Wenceslaus II (1300 (r).). The Church converted in the era of Baroque.
  • 1582 – Jan PRZECŁAWSKI and Adalbert founded the YAN chalice for the parish in Chojnicy, currently used in dry Forest
  • recorded in chronicles the change request with St. John. John the Baptist on the Beheading of St. John. John's the Baptist.
  • 1641 – in Morasku, in the place of a former wooden church dedicated to St. Peter. Anna, erected a cross
  • 1726 – the parish of Chojnica, include: -Chojnica, Biedrusko, Bielawy, Drogocin, Glinienko, Glinno, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Knyszyn, Lubicz coat of arms, Łagiewniki, Morasko, Suchy Las and Tworkowo
  • 1891 on-the-ground restoration of the parish church in Chojnicy
  • 1907 – in the Morasku formed a Protestant Church – made of stone and bricks, the one-nave,, with one tower,
  • opuszczony_kosciol_na_morasku_011930 installed in the Morasku public chapel dedicated to St.. Trinity, and in the 1931 year to give her character a secondary Church
    In the interwar period the inhabitants of Dry Forest remote about 7 km went to Sunday Mass. and other celebrations to Chojnicy.This was a great physical exertion; most people go on foot, rarely rode a bicycle and only the richer (mostly hosts) to be able to afford a Britzka. The road was sandy, a proficient ruts carved by horse-drawn carts. Pedestrians walked the paths of the wydeptanymi on the left and right side of the road. Women especially have – Christmas shoes with heels zapadało in the sand, burned in the feet and legs obcierało shoe nieprzyzwyczajone. Because shoes often assumed only ok. 300 m in front of the Church, with the so-called. "Grinder" – a small watermill – After washing the feet. Just look the way back.The situation has improved following the construction of the new Church of filialnego in Morasku. In 1930 erygowano q. public Chapel. St. John the Baptist. The Trinity and 1931 This chapel was given the nature of the Church sukursalnego (secondary). To Osiedle of Morasko-Radojewo was much closer to the (Ok. 4 km), but still more important feasts and celebrations of many residents of Dry Forest meant to Chojnicy by visiting the old, the parish cemetery, on which almost everyone had a loved one.(about the church dedicated to St.. Trinity read here)
  • 1935 – funding by Victoria and Vladislav GUMKOWSKICH of Dry forest for the parish of Chojnica Morasko-monstrance, today is used in dry Forest
  • 1 września 1937 – dedication of the new cemetery in Morasku

Quiet and idyllic life of the parish and the entire Polish Nazi incursion was interrupted in 1939 of the year.

After the Polish, the German authorities have decided to enlarge the area of polygons Biedrusko playing him 1943 year Chojnicę, Łagiewniki, Glinno, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Glinienko and Okolewo. To the Church in Chojnicy to be able to attend only residents of increased training ground and ks. A cable from wywózką to a concentration camp was saved by the owner of the German Łagiewnik Bruno Helling (a school friend of father from high school in Rogoźno). The pastor was transferred to the lodge in Morasku and there survived the war meeting, limited then, pastoral duties.

The parish church in Chojnicy from 1940 He was only open on Sundays and public holidays, exclusively for the residents of Chojnicy and Biedruska. Residents and parishioners from the rest of the village remained two churches in Morasku, Roman Catholic – Assistant (from 1941 year by decision of the Germans closed and turned into a military magazine)and Evangelical. Also on the ground, in dry Forest, 31 December 1939 year Germany, in a new year's Eve, pitched the figure of our Lady Queen of the Polish Crown in Morasku.

In the meantime, the German authorities closed the cemetery in Chojnicy and after the war (1946) Polish military authorities joined the wysiedlania civilian population with Chojnicy, Łagiewnik, Glina, Glinienka i Okolewa. Houses and business premises have been dismantled and brick obtained from the demolition of buildings for the construction of a new community school.

The main Parish Church becomes assigned to the parish of Chojnica-Morasko, Morasku Protestant church together with the plebanią.

opuszczony_kosciol_na_morasku_01He takes over the function of the Church chojnickiego and his call-Beheading of St. John. John's the Baptist.. The church dedicated to St. Morasku secondary. The Trinity of 1941 year due to adverse Germans, being broken, He served as inglorious role of storage of military equipment and sanitary materials. (about the church dedicated to St.. Trinity read here)

When you turn on the villages and colonies to the area of polygons part of inhabitants lived in farms to 1946 of the year. Gradually wysiedlano the civilian population with Chojnicy, Łagiewnik, Glina, Glinienka i Okolewa. Houses and business premises have been dismantled and brick obtained from the demolition of buildings for the construction of a new community school. The parish was founded, the situation of abnormal. The training ground remained deserted Church, rectory, together with the parish church cemetery-without a priest and parishioners with very limited access. Unused and the kids uncured, devastated and plundered during the exercise and strzelań slowly turned in disrepair.

In June 1947 1947, Fr.. Pastor T.. Myszczyński wrote to the Metropolitan Curia-“"Commandant Lt. Col. polygon Wieleżyński told me, that absolutely does not guarantee the whole church in Chojnicy (…), (...),”

Any requests to the Regional historic preservation in Poznan for the historic church and was to protect it from further destruction remained unanswered. Despite the passage of years confusing remains the passivity of both military, historic preservation and the local civil authorities at all levels giving unwritten to destruction and of centuries-old treasures. In addition, the site to which there was no easy access, covered by the system and garnizonowych services. Hope came after 1989 with the changes that occur in Poland.

In the year 1958 1958, the military authorities under pressure from the provincial conservator had an exchange of part of the roof structure,, part of the roofing and walling come in,, declaring, that further work is not expected.. In the year 1974 Wojewódzki Konserwator Zabytków, wspierany społecznymi działaniami F. Jaśkowiaka i E. Zabłockiego, upominał władze wojskowe w sprawie ochrony obiektu.

In the 1970s, municipal authorities have a plan to exhume the body of people buried at the cemetery and the remains moved to the municipal cemetery in Poznan. However, thanks to residents ' protests, A municipal Committee of FJN and support Command Soldiers Biedrusko cemetery remained and every year – Thanks to the efforts of Father. Pastor – parishioners can arrange the graves and participate in funeral service.

And here's how currently looks like the Church itself and its surroundings:

ruiny kościoła w chojnicy poligon biedrusko

W lutym 1976 r. F. Jaśkowiak informed provincial Conservator of collapsed vaults, and this Pracowniom was commissioned to design the Architectural Conservation inventory, which was not performed due to the lack of consent of the military authorities to enter into. In December 1993 the year in the local newspaper Sucholeskiej published an appeal by the then Secretary of the municipality of mark Wozniak to save the Church. As a result of action taken, with kindness and assistance to military authorities, with the support of the Governor and provincial historic preservation, succeeded in the spring of the year 1994 clean the Interior of the Church with debris and growing trees in it. The work done by archaeologists, transport provided by the military. also performed the necessary construction work at the looming collapse of the tower.. The entire project was financed by Municipality Dry Forest.. The work at the church resumed in 2001, 2001, when the Commune Suchy Las pursuant to an agreement with the authorities of the Poznań district carried out the first phase of the work safety, and there has. The next phase of work in 2002, 2002, was funded and commissioned by the local government district of Poznan and included a complement of dangerous defects in the lower parts of the walls,, walling up a breach in the wall of the sacristy and the closure of the two inputs bars,, in order to Security inside the church before devastation.. In the course of the work also tidied surroundings of the church..

Access is not a major difficulty, however, keep in mind that this is an active area of a military unit, so it should not surprise us nearby shots or military vehicles.

The Church is linked to another interesting subject about which information can be found here: Abandoned Church on Morasku

In addition, There is no publicly available photos of the Interior of the Church, and you can read a little about the fate of the equipment of this temple. It is known, that some of these things went on retrofit seized Protestant in Morasku and the chapel of the- Barrack in dry Forest. Unfortunately, apart from the name of the parish, have only memories of family members residing in the area. And maps from those years. Today, the Church itself were saved and preserved with only the walls and towers.

After a year of 1945 parish history really begins in a dry Forest. The history of the parish and the Church of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist in Chojnicy-Morasku started from the eygowana Church in the 11th/12th century, in the now-defunct village of Chojnica,. In 1945 moved it to a Moraska 1952 year established the parish moved into a dry Forest. 1 września 2014, the parish was created in a dry Forest. The decision of the ks. ABP. Stanislaw GADECKI of existing Parish dedicated to Saint John the Baptist Beheading Chojnica-Morasko-Suchy Las extracted was a parish dedicated to the SED in dry Forest. So far, the parish includes the neighbourhoods of Morasko and stare Miasto.


The LOCATION of the

Below I attach a map detail, illustrated with location polygons biedrusko former villages of Chojnica, on its current site, Dry forest and Biedruska. You can estimate the distance which are divided into these towns from each other.


The Church referred to is located exactly at the point of 1. i.e.. the location of the former villages of Chojnica,. Right in the vicinity of the old Catholic cemetery. (the map below)

kościol_i_cmentarz_na_poligonie_w_biedrusku Overview map of the location 1. Chojnica, village, The Church and cemetery location

Overview map of the location 2. is shown below.

In this place are the ruins of the Church of St. support. Trinity in Morasku and two abandoned Protestant cemeteries. Described in these articles: abandoned Protestant cemeteries on Morasku and ruins of the Church of St. Nicholas. The Holy Trinity in Morasku

morasko_cmentarze_i_kosciol Overview map of the location 2. Two cemeteries and the ruins of ewagelickie Church in Morasku

  1. It is a cemetery after which nothing is left (Excerpts from graves without gravestones, recent photos in an article about evangelical cemetery on Morasku)
  2. Cemetery in decent State as abandoned
  3. Ruins of the Church




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