Kirche in den Gemeinden Semlow im Amt Ribnitz-Damgarten, Eixen im Amt Recknitz-Trebeltal, Weitenhagen im Amt Franzburg-Richtenberg -
Landkreis Nordvorpommern, Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommer; Kirchengemeinde Semlow - Eixen im Kirchenkreis Stralsund, Pommersche Evangelische Kirche

Prot. Church in Semlow, Eixen, Leplow

Semlow, Prot. Church
Mural paintings and ceiling fresco with fully preserved late Nazarene pictures, unique to the Pomeranian Prot. Church
Church exterior: fieldstone hall with square choir, southern sacristy and western tower (early 13th century, the tower with a curved roof since 1790; reconstructed eastern gable (1861).
Church interior: flat ceiling, groin vault in the choir; mural paintings and ceiling fresco by Carl Julius Milde (1861), with scenes from the Old Testament, prophets, John the Baptist, angels with instruments, archangels, the Last Judgement.
Inside decoration: retable by Elias Keßler (1723); pulpit (1590); eight-sided wooden font (1576) with paintings of biblical scenes; crucifix with carved evangelist symbols (2nd half of the 15th century); baptismal and lectern angels (1727 by Keßler); patronage gallery (1595); organ by Barnim Grüneberg, Stettin (1913); Baroque wooden epitaph Christoph von Behr (†1706).
Church bells: three bells: 14th century; 1447; 1611.
Churchyard: brick portal (15th/16th century).
Sights in the environs: cemetery chapel by Walter, Berlin (1880/81); castle by Friedrich Buttel (1825); landscape park (19th century).

Eixen, Prot. Church
Late Gothic winged altar retable with high-quality carved figures and panels
Church exterior: fieldstone hall with northern sacristy (mid 13th century); architectural parts in brick; rich brick decoration at the eastern gable; two stepped portals in the south, the northern portal is bricked up.
Church interior: flat ceiling, restored in late Renaissance style (1992); mural paintings (13th/14th century); a large figure of Saint Christopher at the left side of the eastern wall, another saint on the right hand side (both early 14th century).
Inside decoration: retable (17th century) with panels, Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension of Christ (18th century); in the predella worship of the Three Kings, Last Supper and Mount of Olives (2nd half of the 16th century); winged retable (around 1535/40) with carved figures, panels of saints on the back; pulpit by Michael Müller, Stralsund (1744); limestone font (13th century); confessionals (17th century) with painted Apostles; patronage gallery (18th century); organ by Friedrich A. Mehmel, Stralsund (1853).
Church bells: two bells: bronze (undated); steel, 1961.
Churchyard: detached bell cage (1888).

Leplow, Prot. Church St Catharina
Church exterior: broad fieldstone hall with balanced proportions (2nd half of the 13th century); the history of the church is largely unknown; demolished in 1687, during restoration alteration of the windows to segmental arched windows; southern sacristy, timber-framed tower and organ demolished; initiated by the parish and the population the church was renovated during the 1990s, when also the roof and the walls were restored and the interior was renovated.
Church interior: flat ceiling with older ceiling with Baroque paintings underneath.
Inside decoration: simple pulpit with polygonal parapet , western gallery on columns, font (marble, 19th century).
Church bells: two bells: early 20th century.
Churchyard: detached bell cage; dry fieldstone wall, renewed in the 1990s.


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