Sunday, July 13, 2014

 Joseph Church-Exterior (Link.)
Joseph Church/St. Josephskirche
Basel, Switzerland

"The Joseph Church is a Roman Catholic church in the Swiss city of Basel . It is located in Matthew - Quartiern close to the Evangelical Reformed Church...

Joseph Church
(Note square clock face.)
"The church was in the historicist style of the neo-baroque design; Baroque is the traditional Reformed unique city of Basel. Joseph Church was built in 1900-1902 by the St. Galler architect August Hardegger as parish church for the rapidly grown Catholic population in the small basel workers' quarters. It is with their original 1400 seats, the largest Catholic church in Basel.  Hard Egger had a version with dome plan  , but it got the version with a largethree-aisled hall for execution.
Joseph Church-Sanctuary
"The stained glass windows are from Friedrich Berbig . The choir from the altar painter August Wanner was created in 1926 and shows two murals of Joseph in Egypt. The altarpieces are by Rudolf leaves and Fritz Kunz (1868-1947)  .The organ was built in 1904 by the organ builder Theodor Kuhn made ​​in Männedorf.

"In 1988 the interior of the church was renovated; the renovation of the facade was made ​​in 1997. According to the city of Basel Communication of 5 March 1996, the building was taken after consultation with the owner and due to a municipal law of December 1994 in the list of monuments of the city  . (Link.)

Services at Joseph Church are in English.

Photos: Taken in June 2014 by Richard Wilson while living and working in 
                 Basel, Switzerland.  His work also takes him across the border to small
                 towns in Germany.

God, be with persecuted Christians through out the world. Amen (SW.)

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