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Mērsraga evaņģēliski luteriskā baznīca

Mērsrags Evangelical Lutheran Church


The beginnings of the Mērsrags church can be traced back to the 16th century. The church built in the 18th century looked like a large residential house. The first Mērsrags Lutheran church was built in 1591. Around 1700, the tenant of the Engure iron foundry, B. Strēms, built a wooden church with a gable roof, in 1743 it was renovated and expanded, and a tower was built. The current wooden church building was built in 1809. The building was completely rebuilt in 1896. Until 1920, the church in Mērsrags was a branch of the Engure church, services were held by the pastor of Engure. In 1924, the organ was restored. The building was completely restored in 2000-2002. One of the oldest wooden churches in Latvia. The church houses several state-protected cultural monuments (J. F. Sartori’s altarpiece “Christ with the Child” and J. Pipara’s painting “Jesus saves the drowning Peter”, 1793, organ, second half of the 19th century, chandelier, end of the 19th century, etc. ).