St. Pankratius Church (Iserlohn)
The Protestant Church of St. Pankratius (often also called the Farmer's Church) is the oldest preserved building in the city of Iserlohn .
It probably dates from around 985, not from the Carolingian era , as is sometimes claimed . Originally it was a daughter church of the parish church St. Vincenz in Menden . It stood at the origin of the Iserlohn settlement and was of great importance for the Christianization of the region. In the Middle Ages, the occupation of the church belonged to the Andreasstift in Cologne . In the 13th century it was the seat of its own deanery, which was later merged with Attendorn . The bailiwick initially belonged to the Counts of Arnsberg . Before the Reformation there was a dean , four canons and seven vicars . The latter were responsible for the seven vicariates of the parish. Taxpayer altar of hearing the church had in other parishes.
Even after the Iserlohn settlement was moved, it remained a parish church until the Reformation . The Supreme City Church , built around 1330, remained subordinate to it. After the Reformation, the Supreme City Church became another parish church.
After the Second World War , the peasant church was a garrison church of the British occupation forces until 1957 . Since 2006 the church has been owned by a support association that wants to restore the former state. The Church of Reconciliation Church is available for sermons. The association uses the church as a venue.
The oldest parts come from a cruciform pillar basilica made of quarry stone from around the 11th century. The tower of the church was designed as a defense tower . It has a height of about 60 meters. The Romanesque church itself has been changed again and again over the centuries. It is a two-aisled basilica with a transept and a west tower. The choir is single-bay with a 3/8 end. There is a later extension on the south side of the nave. A chapel is built on the north side. The choir and the windows are late Gothic . The window in the east is ogival, in two parts with tracery. The south and north transept windows are in three parts. The windows in the north aisle are rounded. A sacristy is located on the south side of the choir. In the 1960s, the old wooden barrel vault was torn down and replaced with a flat ceiling. The galleries were also removed.
Inside there is a Gothic sacrament house, a late Gothic altarpiece and a baroque pulpit from the 18th century.
The organ was built in 2019 by the organ building company Grenzing . The instrument, arranged in the French-symphonic style, has 48 sounding registers (2272 pipes), including 15 extended registers, as well as 16 transmissions on four manuals and pedal. The large number of transmissions and extensions makes it possible to have a large symphonic instrument in accordance with the limited space. A special feature is the disposition of the 2nd manual: the registers of Chamaden, Cornet and Bombarden are laid out as individual sections and can be linked accordingly. From the fourth manual the Orgue de l'Autel can be played , which is housed behind the altar and has the function of a remote control, so to speak.
- Normal coupling: II Chamade / I, II Bombarde / I, II Grand Cornet / I, II Chamade / III, II Grand Cornet / III, III / I, IV / I, IV / III, I / P, II Chamade / P, II Bombarde / P, II Grand Cornet / P, III / P, IV / P
- Sub-octave coupling: I / I, II Chamade / II Chamade , II Bombarde / II Bombarde , III / III,
- Super octave coupling: I / I, II Bombarde / II Bombarde , III / III, I / P
In 1884 the old bells were melted down and replaced by a new bronze bell from the Rincker foundry in Westhofen. The bell had the notes d ′, g ′ and b ′. In 1918 these were melted down and replaced by four bells made of chilled iron in 1925. The bells came from the Schilling & Lattermann foundry, rang in c sharp ′, e ′, f sharp ′ and g sharp ′ and hung on deep cranked steel yokes. In 2007, there was considerable damage to the entire system. However, the community was able to acquire the bells of the closed community center of the Trinity community in Gütersloh free of charge. These had been poured into mind at Rincker in 1967. A new two-story wooden bell chair was installed in the tower of the farmer's church and the bells were rung for the first time on Easter Sunday 2009. The individual bells are called:
|No.||Surname||Casting year||Caster||Ø (cm)||Mass (kg)||Nominal||inscription|
|1||truth||1967||Bell foundry Rincker, Sinn||140||1,641||cis 1||+ WHO IS FROM THE TRUTH HEARS MY VOICE + JOH. 18.37|
|2||Faith||113||868||f sharp 1||+ DON'T Fear, JUST BELIEVE! MARK 5.36|
|3||love||100||615||g sharp 1||+ LOVE NEVER STOPS. 1. COR 13.8|
|4th||hope||96||510||a 1||+ HOPE BUT DOESN'T MAKE SHAME. ROM 5.5|
|5||grace||85||354||h 1||+ BUT THE GRACE OF THE LORD LONGS FROM ETERNITY TO ETERNITY ABOVE THOSE WHO Fear HIM + AND HIS JUSTICE TO CHILD CHILD WITH THOSE WHO KEEP HIS Covenant. PS. 103.17|
There is also the old pancratic bell with the strike note f sharp 2 . It was probably cast in the 14th century and is now in the Haus der Heimat .
The following pastors worked at the church:
- 1782–1832: Johann Abraham Strauss (1754–1836), Iserlohn pastor original
- 1832–1851: Ludwig Josephson (1809–1877), editor and writer
- Paul-Hermann Schieber: The farmer's church in Iserlohn. Iserlohn 1984. ISBN 3922885004
- Albert Ludorff : The architectural and art monuments of the Iserlohn district. Münster 1900, p. 45.
- Handbook of historical sites in Germany, Volume 3: North Rhine-Westphalia. Stuttgart 1976, p. 362.
- Albert Ludorff: The architectural and art monuments of the Iserlohn district. Münster 1900, p. 36.
- Förderverein Bauernkirche ( Memento of the original from April 2, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Information on the organ
- For disposition on the website of the organ building company
- Paul-Hermann Schieber: The bells of the farmer's church . Ed .: Förderverein Bauernkirche Iserlohn. Mönnig-Verlag, Iserlohn 2009, ISBN 978-3-933519-45-0 .