St. Gereon (game)

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St. Gereon is the Roman Catholic parish church in the Spiel district of the municipality of Titz in the Düren district ( North Rhine-Westphalia ).

The church is registered under number 29 in the list of monuments of the municipality of Titz and is dedicated to St. Consecrated to Gereon of Cologne .


The player church was first mentioned in 1166 in a document from the Archbishop of Cologne, Reinald von Dassel . Until the French Revolution , the St. Gereon Abbey in Cologne owned rights to the church. In the Liber valoris from around 1300, Spiel was listed as an independent parish .

In the 12th century a three-aisled church made of tuff was built in the form of a basilica . The central nave is still preserved today. Probably in the 15th or 16th century, today's Gothic three-storey bell tower was built in front of the nave on the west side . In the 18th century, the two aisles were demolished and the parish church was rebuilt into a single-aisle hall church . The nave received three round arched, baroque windows on each side. The reason for the downsizing of the church was that the Gereonstift refused to repair both aisles. The baroque choir and sacristy were also added in the 18th century .


In the church there is a baroque high altar as well as two associated side altars and a simple baroque pulpit and communion bench . These pieces of equipment were created around 1720. The baptismal font is made of bluestone and, according to the inscription, dates from 1683. In addition, there is a Stations of the Cross from around 1900 and pews from the same period in the church. The windows of the church are simple workshop designs from the 1950s.


St. Gereon is a single-nave hall church with a bell tower in front, a choir closed on three sides and a sacristy behind it. The Romanesque nave has wide pilaster strips on the outside in the area of ​​the former upper aisle , with a round-arched frieze of three arches in between, the middle of which houses a window that is now walled up. This design has strong similarities with the Ophovener Church of St. Mary of the Assumption . The roof approaches of the removed aisles are still recognizable. The surface is plastered. The three-storey bell tower is walled up alternately with five layers of brick and two layers of tuff. There are sandstone blocks at the corners. On the middle floor there are two blind niches under a pointed arch. These panels are separated by a central post with two arches. The top floor has two undivided ogival sound windows on each side . Two round arched, two-part blind niches are bricked underneath. The interior of the nave and the choir has a flat roof, probably 18th century.

Individual evidence

  1. (accessed on August 25, 2014)
  2. ^ Karl Franck-Oberaspach and Edmund Renard: Die Kunstdenkmäler des Kreis Jülich, in: Die Kunstdenkmäler der Rheinprovinz Vol. 8, Ed. Paul Clemen, Düsseldorf 1902, pp. 225 f.
  3. (accessed on August 25, 2014)

Coordinates: 50 ° 58 ′ 37.8 "  N , 6 ° 24 ′ 35.3"  E