Culture - Churches


 

Midwolda posseses no less than three churches! The Protestant church church was built in 1738. This church is located within the top-100 of Dutch monuments. Information on the different churches in our residence can be found on this page. 

 


 

Churches in Midwolda

 

 

Christian Reformed Church

Church building: Hoofdweg 175a, 9681 AE Midwolda

Information: T. Venema, Goldhoorn 25, 9682 XL Oostwold, phone. +31 597-551832

e-mail: tjvenema@tiscali.nl

 

The Christian Reformed Church

The Christian Reformed Church

 

Prostestant Church De Verbinding

Church building: Hoofdweg 167, 9681 AD Midwolda

Scriba: Mrs. J. Nuis, Hoethslaan 7, 9681 CK Midwolda, phone. +31 597-551944

Church service: sun. 09.30 hour, alternately in the two churches.

Dominee: vacant.

 

 

Reformed Church

Prostestant Church De Verbinding.

 

 

Protestant Church De Dorpskerk
Church building:

Hoofdweg 168, 9681 AL Midwolda

Scriba: Mrs. J. Nuis, Hoethslaan 7, 9681 CK Midwolda, phone.+31 597-551944

Church service: sun. 09.30 hour, alternately in the two churches.

Dominee: vacant.

 
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The Dutch Reformed church
Protestant Church De Dorpskerk.

 

The tower

 

In 1708 the church tower was built. You will find this date over the door of the church tower. In the church tower is a large ringing-bell, which was founded by the bell-founder Andries Heeres van Bergen from Midwolda in 1807. The bell survived the Second World-war – possibly through the then Van Bergens. The original tolling-bell from 1791 was removed by the German occupying force and has never been recovered. A new tolling-bell was founded in 1948. The bell's inscription is:

 

"Founded by Jacobus van Bergen at Midwolda, 1948"
"I count the hours one by one
How speedily they will be gone.
But over human's temporality
God's wisdom in eternity."

 

The church

 

The church was finished in 1738. Anna Maria Hora laid the first stone for the church. During the consecration of the new church the Rev Schortinghuis held a sermon on 1 Kings 8: 29 and 30. The church is a simple hall structure, 24,70 x 17,90 m. The walls are approximately 70 cm thick. In the church chancel there are ten old gravestones of ministers, their families, leading residents and church-wardens. The oldest dates back to 1625. Two pews for the gentry, with coats of arms of Hora and Wolthers, are a reminiscence of the residents of the Ennemaborgh. The church holds a magnificent Hinsz-organ, built in 1772 by the organ-builder Albertus Anthoni Hinsz. The church, the organ and the tower were fully restored between 1965 and 1972. The tower was once more redecorated in 2002. The church and the Hinsz-organ were given major maintenance in 2004. At the back of the church the cemetery can be found.

 

 

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