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The Lutheran Church of Sainted Hierach Nicholas (Gatchina Town)

Subject / Religion. Church/Churches of other confessions

The Lutheran Church of Sainted Hierach Nicholas (Gatchina Town, 61 25th October Prospekt). A Lutheran parish (mainly it was German parish) was founded in Gatchina in 1789. A wooden church was built in 1793; in 1827 on its place the stone church was laid. The architect D.I. Kvadry was the author of the project; A.M. Baikov headed the constructing. The Classicism style church for 220 seats was consecrated on 22 October 1828. Finns and Estonians were added to the parish in 1868; public worships performed in three languages. In 1904 there were 4750 parishioners (4000 Estonians, 450 Finns, 300 Germans), in 1922 there were 2500 parishioners. In the end of 1938 the church was closed; during 1939-1940 all church decoration and plate were lost. The building was suffered a lot during World War II; from 1950 until 1994 the building was used for different targets. The restored church, returned to Lutherans, was consecrated on 16 April 1995.

Shkarovsky, Mikhail Vitalyevich

Baikov, Aleksey Mikailovich
Kvadri, Domenico

Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Gatchina Town/25 Oktyabrya Prospekt (25 October Prospekt)

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