Barbarakirche (Bytom)

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The Barbara Church
Interior view of the Barbarakirche (2019)

The Barbara Church in Bytom ( Bytom ) is a Roman Catholic parish church of the parish of St. Barbara. It is designed in a modern style with neo-Romanesque influences, has two connected church towers and is located on ul. Czarneckiego. It is dedicated to St. Barbara of Nicomedia , who is especially venerated by miners.


The initiator of the new church building for the new residential area in the north of the city of Beuthen was the pastor of the Marienkirche Josef Niestroj. Construction of the church began in 1928. It was built according to the plans of the architect Arthur Kickton under the supervision of Theodor Ehl . The construction was completed in 1930. The Barbarakirche was consecrated on May 10th 1931 by Cardinal Adolf Bertram , who donated the main altar to the church. On April 28, 1932, the parish of St. Barbara was founded. In 1937 the rectory was built. The outer facade was renewed in the early 1990s.


The wooden main altar was created by the sculptor Schreiner from Munich, the side altars were made by Anton Fogel. The church also has an organ with 65 registers, which was built by the Karl Berschdorf company from Neisse. The original church bells were confiscated during the National Socialist era.

Web links

Commons : Barbarakirche  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. About the parish
  2. HZ Łabęccy: Kościoły i kaplice Bytomia (= Bytom wczoraj i dziś. ) Bytom 1992 (Polish).

Coordinates: 50 ° 21 '21.1 "  N , 18 ° 55' 28.3"  E