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The Lutheran Church of St.John the Baptist (Gubanitsy Village, Volosovo District)

Subject / Religion. Church/Churches of other confessions

The Lutheran Church of St.John the Baptist (Gubanitsy Village, the Volosovo District). It is a Finnish-Estonian church (the parish of Kupanitsa). The community was organised in 1647, a wooden church was built in 1704. During 1743-1748 a new wooden chuch was constructed at the same place where the old church was. A stone Gothic style church for 1000 seats and a bell tower were built during 1860-1861 (presumedly it was built to the design of the architect E.L. Gan). The church was consecrated on 3 December 1861. The church was overhauled during 1901-1903. In 1917 there were 6342 parishioners, in 1922 there were 3000 parishioners in the church. From August 1937 the church did not work, in 1938 it was closed. The church building was used as a prison, later a power-saw bench was placed there. In the period of the Nazi occupation (1942-1943) the public worships were performed. The renewed community was registered in 1988, at the same time the church building was returned to the community. In December 1989 the public worships were begun to perform again; from 1988 until the early 1990s the building was restored.

Shkarovsky, Mikhail Vitalyevich

Gan, Edward Lvovich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Volosovo District/Gubanitsi Village

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Volosovo District
VOLOSOVO DISTRICT, a part of Leningrad Oblast. Area: 2680.5 sq. km. Population: 46,900. Adm. center: Volosovo Town. The district comprises Kikerino urban settlement, and 202 rural localities. It borders Kingisepp, Lomonosov, Gatchina, and Luga... more