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The Lehmbergkirchel

The Lehmbergkirchel in Upper Silesian Oberglogau is a Roman Catholic field chapel with a ridge turret. It dates from the 18th century and belongs to the parish of St. Bartholomäus in Oberglogau. It is located on a hill west of Oberglogau, the Lehmberg, next to the Chaussee from Oberglogau to Prudnik ( Neustadt OS ). It is also called the little clay church for short . The chapel is under the patronage of Mary, Help of Christians .

Today's Lehmbergkirchel and its predecessor buildings were built to commemorate the recatholization of Oberglogau and the Protestants of Oberglogau in 1629. Since then it has been the destination of processions by the Catholics of Oberglogau.

The painter Franz Anton Sebastini and the sculptor Johann Schubert were involved in its design . Inside it has paintings of Mary, Help of Christians and Saint Roch from 1832. The interior is designed in the Rococo and Baroque styles. There were also four paintings of Saints Ambrose of Milan, Augustine of Hippo, Gregory the Great and Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus, which have disappeared due to theft.


With the Reformation, Oberglogau became partly Protestant. In 1628 the majority of Protestants returned to the Catholic faith. Since then, on the occasion of Count Johann Georg III. Every year on the Sunday Kantante, the fourth Sunday after Easter, a procession to the Lehmberg takes place to commemorate this event.

In 1638, Imperial Count Johann Georg III. von Oppersdorff build the first wooden Lehmberg church on the Lehmberg. Five years later it was destroyed by Swedish armies. Franz Eusebius von Oppersdorff (1623–1691) had a new wooden church built in 1687. In 1779, Majorate Lord Count Heinrich Ferdinand von Oppersdorff had today's small stone church built. Next to this he had a wooden house and a garden built for a hermit. At the endeavors of Countess Josepha von Oppersdorff, the 40-year-long ban on the Lehmberg procession was lifted in 1780.

In 1950 and 1951 the Lehmbergkirchel was renewed and the works by Sebastini were painted over.


  • Theophil Konietzny: The Lehmbergkirchel near Oberglogau in building blocks for Upper Silesian regional studies , 1997

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Coordinates: 50 ° 21 ′ 15.8 "  N , 17 ° 49 ′ 33.8"  E