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CHURCH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL IN LACHOWICE

 

Lachowice is a village situated on the border of the Beskid Żywiecki and Beskid Mały mountain ranges, west of the town of Sucha Beskidzka. The history of the village dates back to the 13th century, when the first settlers arrived there. However, it was not until the late 16th century that Lachowice was officially founded. The village was part of the Domain of Sucha, owned by, among others, the Komorowski and Wielopolski families, who resided in a castle in Sucha. The early history of the parish church in Lachowice is connected with the Wielopolski family. Through the efforts of Teresa Wielopolska, a church was erected and a parish was established in the village. The church was built at the site of a cemetery chapel demolished in 1789, and consecrated in 1792.

The wooden church stands on a hill, among tall trees, and is surrounded by a wooden fence with three gates. It is covered by an extremely picturesque shingle roof. To the west of the church stands a tall tower with sloping walls. The church is surrounded by a low, roofed and partially open gallery, called soboty. Inside the church there is a unique double rood beam (between the nave and the chancel), the top beam with a sculpted crucifix, while the bottom, semicircular arch is tlanked with statues of Our Lady and St John the Evangelist. In the high aItar, consecrated in 1855, there is an image ofthe Madonna and Child (the 17th-18th centuries). The furnishings of the church are mostly in the late Baroque style and most of them date back to the 19th century.

 

Mass/opening hours:

 

Monday, Thursday, Saturday - 7:00 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday - 18:00 
Sunday - 7:00, 9:00 (In the chapel on Krale), 10:15, 11:45 (during the summer holidays (July&August) there is no Mass), 18:00 (In the winter time at 17:00)


Whole day open in the summer to explore 
 
01.05 - 30.09
 
Address
 
The Roman Catholic parish of St. Peter and St. Paul in Lachowice
Lachowice 178, 34-232 Lachowice, POLAND

Contact

 

+48 33 874 8044

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