Giarsun Reformed Church

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Exterior view

The Reformed Church in Giarsun in the Lower Engadine in Canton Graubünden is a listed Evangelical - Reformed church.

History and equipment


Written documents about the construction are not available. Structural features indicate that it was built in the early 13th century. The church is a church hall , a medieval building in closed Romanesque style . The semicircular apse still has building fabric from the beginning of the 13th century.

The roof was probably raised in the second half of the 17th century; the earlier roof was lower and flatter. Today's belfry was built at the same time. The bell was cast by Gabriel Felix in 1676.

In 1922 the church was extensively renovated, whereby much of the original structure was lost. The wooden shingles of the roof were replaced by sheet metal, the entrance area was redesigned and inside the floor in the choir was raised by around 20 centimeters. The trapeze-shaped wooden ceiling and the paintings date from the same period: a group of people on the left side wall, flower tendrils and the angel figures on the left and right of the choir wall as well as the painting of the apse. The painter was the architect Iachen Ulrich Könz (1899–1980) from Guarda, who directed the work.

The pulpit is to the left of the apse . The Tauftisch serves to Grisons Reformed tradition at the same time as the communion table .

Church organization

Giarsun belongs ecclesiastically to Guarda . Guarda in turn, under Philipp Gallicius the reformation assumed used for centuries a Pastorationsgemeinschaft with Lavin in a common Parish . Today the parishes of Guarda and Lavin are pastored from Ardez and Zernez . They belong to the Colloquium VIII Engiadina Bassa - Val Müstair within the Evangelical Reformed Regional Church of Graubünden .



  • Erwin Poeschel : Art Monuments of the Canton of Graubünden , Volume III, Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 1940

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Coordinates: 46 ° 46 ′ 11.5 "  N , 10 ° 8 ′ 41.5"  E ; CH1903:  806668  /  183418