St. Martin (Hilberath)
The originally Franconian village of Hilberath was first mentioned in 1274 in the Liber valoris . Even then there was a stone Martinskirche there, which served as a parish church for a parish founded around the year 1000. The Franconian royal estate ( Villa regia nomine flameresheim ) near Flamersheim , whose farmyard was called Hockebur , had a chapel dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours . The church of the Hockebur as a fiefdom subordinate settlement Hilberath was named after the saint.
In 1701 the construction of a new church began, which replaced the old one and was completed in 1703. It was consecrated in 1717 by the auxiliary bishop of Cologne . Since January 2010, the Hilberath parish has belonged to the Catholic parish of St. Martin, Rheinbach in the Meckenheim-Rheinbach dean's office on the instructions of the Archdiocese of Cologne .
Architecture and equipment
The church building, made of quarry stone and covered with slate , is a single-nave hall building . The square, completely slated tower stands over the west side, here the entrance is in a small porch. The tower has a carillon with three bells, two of which are from the previous building.
The interior of the church is baroque. Here is an image of the Mother of God of Perpetual Help, blessed by Pope Pius X in Rome in 1905 . The way of the cross in the interior was made in 1993 because the old way of the cross was lost during a renovation.
The slider- chute organ installed in the church is significant , the oldest register of which dates from the beginning of the 17th century. It is the oldest playable organ in the Rhineland. It was originally built in vinegar for the Maria Stern monastery ; after the abolition of the monastery, it was sold to the evangelical reformed community in Odenkirchen as part of the secularization in 1805 . In 1879 it was given away to Hilberath from there. Josef Weimbs (* 1916) restored the organ.
References and comments
- List of monuments according to Section 3 (6) DSchG, Rheinbach List of Monuments, Part A Hilberath, No. 135
- Sights and culture: Churches and chapels in Rheinbach , Rhein-Voreifel Touristik eV
- Franz Josef Habitz: From the Rhine to Ahr. In: Heimatblätter of the Bonner Rundschau. No. 10/1957, under: St. Martins-Kirchen in the Rheinbach district , at: www.flerzheim.de .
- Ludwig Weikl, The history of the origins of the new Weimbs organ ( memento of the original from October 10, 2016 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. , in: The Weimbs-Orgel , caritas-fuerth.de
- Franz-Josef Vogt, Contributions to the History of Organ Building in the North Eifel ( Memento of the original from October 31, 2001 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. , Website of the company Weimbs Orgelbau