My worship and my witness.
I started photographing churches as "The House of God" as part of my Year 2000 Project and have continued ever since. This blog is a tribute to the congregations who built these churches and that keep open the doors of these places of Christian renewal and service. Thanks be to God.
The oldest buildings dates back to the 13th century. In 1528, which was both throughout Davos and thus also in the church of St. Johann Reformation introduced.
Big Bell Tower
"The big bell tower has a height of 71.2 meters and was built in the 1481st In the 16th century the tower roof had to be completely rebuilt after a lightning strike. Striking is the resultant twist since the shingle roof by 43 percent, which in the Alpine temporarily extreme weather conditions can be attributed. The tower is basically inaccessible, groups can visit it by appointment, however. 2003 the tower was newly shingles. 35 larches were beaten and made from the wood shingles 73,000.
Sanctuary and Nave
"Today's nave in 1909 rebuilt to more people being able to accommodate. The old pulpit from 1719 was, however, integrated into the new building.
Organ on Rear Wall of Sanctuary
"In the same year was an organ on the north gallery built. It included 22 registers. Today's organ from 1961 has 30 registers and stands on the west gallery. She was of the Felsberger company Metzler Orgelbau created.
"From 2007 to 2009 there was a total renovation of the church, the tower on the facade to the ship inside the church. During the renovation, the located on top of the tower roof was time capsule opened the last time and refilled. The former contents were transferred to the Documentation Library Davos." (Link 1.)
Below the church sanctuary is the stone floored crypt with tombs in the walls. Above the tombs are named and dated circular plaques.
1666 Paulus Jenazuis
1610 Johannes Bircher
1622 Rechten Von Sprecher, Doctor Beider
1611 Henrich Biaisch
1603 Salomon Buol
1666 Hans, Jac, Conr. Schvoler
Photos: Taken with his iPhone in November 2014 by Richard Wilson while
living and working in Basel and visiting in Davos, Switzerland.