Evangelical Lutheran Church
St. Juergen Holtrop

Church Tour

Picture: Sparrow on the outside walls of the church

The sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young -
a place near your altar, oh LORD Almighty,
my King and my God.
Psalm 84:4

We invite you to take a tour through our church!

Choose one of the links below to explore our beautiful 13th century church.
Better still: Come and visit our church in the "real" world!

If you enjoy the more playful approach, you may want to try our interactive church tour!

St. Juergen - Saint George

No one, not even the oldest members could remember the original name of our church... more


Our church was built around 1250 A.D. ... more

Bell Tower

Our wonderfully lop-sided bell tower... more


A church is built, develops, and changes over the course of time... more

The Rood Screen

One of the most prominent features of our church is the rood screen which separates the sanctuary from the nave... more

The Fresco

Rediscovered when the church was being renovated in the 1970s: a medieval fresco on the northern wall... more


On top of the rood screen: a 15th century crucifixion group... more

The Pulpit

A beautiful Renaissance pulpit adorns our church... more

The Organ

A small one-manual historical instrument with a beautiful sound... more

The Old Altar

The old altar which is positioned in the sanctuary is the work of a group of 17th-century artists from the town of Esens... more

The New Altar

Our church not only has the old but also a new altar, built when the church was restored in the 1970s... more

The Baptismal Font

The baptismal font also dates back to the 1970s church restoration... more

The Chandeliers

The three large chandeliers above the center aisle... more

Psalm 84

How lovely are your dwellings, O LORD of hosts!
My soul longs, and even faints for the courts of the LORD.
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

Yes, the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young,
near your altars, O LORD of hosts,
my King, and my God.

Blessed are those who dwell in your house.
They are always praising you.
Blessed are those whose strength is in you;
who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.

Passing through the valley of Weeping,
they make it a place of springs.
Yes, the autumn rain covers it with blessings.
They go from strength to strength.
Everyone of them appears before God in Zion.

O LORD, God of hosts, hear my prayer.
Listen, God of Jacob.
Behold, God our shield,
look at the face of your anointed.

Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God,
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

For the LORD God is a sun and shield.
The LORD will give grace and glory.
He withholds no good thing
from those who walk blamelessly.
O LORD of hosts, blessed are those who trust in you.

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