St. Lambertus (Ostercappeln)

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View from the south

St. Lambertus in Ostercappeln is the parish church of the Catholic parish of St. Lambertus Ostercappeln, which belongs to the Osnabrück-Nord deanery of the Osnabrück diocese .

Building history and description

Previous construction

Originally the church was a two-bay Romanesque hall building . In the transition period from the Romanesque to the Gothic , it was expanded to include a choir and a transept , resulting in a cross-shaped floor plan. The windows were arched , in the southern cross arm there was a arched portal .

The old church was demolished in 1872. The originally Romanesque west tower , built in the 13th century with a Gothic upper floor, has been preserved.

New Church

From 1869 to 1874, a larger neo-Gothic church was built on the same site according to plans by the architect Johann Bernhard Hensen . It is a three-aisled hall church with a three-bay nave , transept and polygonal choir. The wide lancet windows are equipped with tracery . The stained glass on the south transept window dates from 1912 and shows Ludwig Windthorst and the house where he was born on Gut Caldenhof, which belongs to Ostercappeln .


Numerous art objects in the church come from the previous building. The oldest piece is the late Romanesque font from the middle of the 13th century. A wooden triumphal cross dates back to the late 14th century, a crucifix made of sandstone from the 15th century. A wooden figure of John the Baptist was made around 1510 in the workshop of Evert van Rodens , a Madonna with baby Jesus and an Anna the third also date from the beginning of the 16th century.


The history of the organs in St. Lambertus goes back to the 17th century. In 1737 the organ builder Christian Vater (Hanover) built an instrument of which three stops are still available today. In 1876 the organ builder Haupt (Ostercappeln) built a new instrument, of which nine registers are still available today. Today's organ was built in 1992 by the organ builder Führer (Wilhelmshaven) using parts of the old organs. The instrument has 31 stops on two manuals and a pedal . The playing and stop actions are mechanical.

I Hauptwerk C – g 3
1. Principal 16 ′
2. Principal 8th'
3. Reed flute 8th'
4th Dumped 8th' V
5. octave 4 ′
6th Double flute 4 ′
7th Fifth 2 23
8th. octave 2 ′
9. Cornett IV
10. Mixture IV-VI
11. Trumpet 8th'
II Swell C – g 3
12. Dumped 16 ′ V
13. Dumped 8th' V
14th Gamba 8th'
15th Beat 8th'
16. Principal 4 ′
17th Transverse flute 4 ′
18th Nasard 2 23
19th Hollow flute 2 ′
20th third 1 35
21st Mixture V
22nd Basson-Hautbois 8th'
23. oboe 8th'
Pedals C – f 1
24. Principal 16 ′
25th Sub bass 16 ′
26th Open bass 8th'
27. Reed flute 8th'
28. octave 4 ′
29 Rauschpfeife IV
30th trombone 16 ′
31. Trumpet 8th'
  • Coupling : II / I, I / P, II / P
  • Note :
V = Historical register of Christian Vater (1738)


  • Georg Dehio (Ed.): Handbook of the German Art Monuments , Bremen / Lower Saxony . Rework., Heavily ext. Ed., Munich / Berlin 1992, ISBN 3-422-03022-0 , p. 1070.
  • Arnold Nöldeke: The art monuments of the province of Hanover , IV. Administrative region Osnabrück, 3. The districts of Wittlage and Bersenbrück (issue 13 of the complete work), Hanover 1915, p. 36 ff.

Web links

Commons : St. Lambertus  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Nöldeke, p. 36 ff.
  2. a b Dehio, p. 1070.
  3. More information about the organ

Coordinates: 52 ° 20 ′ 40.5 ″  N , 8 ° 13 ′ 30.5 ″  E