Sunday, July 10, 2016

Zürcherstrasse 61 

Evangelical Reform Church, Uitikon
Basel, Switzerland

"Uitikon lies on the northern end of the Albis hills that include the Üetliberg mountain and form the western bound of the city of Zürich.... The municipality is some 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) west of, and 150 metres (490 ft) higher than, Zürich city centre, and straddles the main road west from Zürich toBirmensdorf. The village of Uitikon lies to the north of the road, 
"Uitikon has an area of 4.4 km2 (1.7 sq mi)...Uitikon has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 3,944."  As of 2008 there were 1055 Catholics and 1607 Protestants in Uitikon." (Link 1.)

                                                       1874  (Link 2.)

"The Swiss Reformed Church  refers to the Reformed branch of Protestantism in Switzerland started in Zürich... by Huldrych Zwingli and spread within a few years to Basel,...  Bern... Haller and Niklaus St. Gallen,... to cities in southern Germany and via.... to France.
"Since 1920, the Swiss Reformed Churches have been organized in 26 member churches of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches. According to a 2012 Swiss census, 26.9% of Swiss population were reported as registered members of a Reformed cantonal church.
"The Reformation spread primarily in the cities of Switzerland, which was then composed of loosely connected cantons

"A distinctive feature of the Swiss Reformed churches in the Zwinglian tradition is their historically almost symbiotic link to the state..." (Link 3.)

                                                Rebuilding Steeple 1961 (Link 2.)

                                                         Sanctuary 1961 (Link 2.)

Pulpit (Link 2.)

Top Photo: Taken by RW with i Phone while living and working in Basel, 
Link 2:

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

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