Category: Cultural Heritage

The Church of St James in Lubsza

In Lubsza (near Woźnik) there is an interesting Church of Saint James the Elder Apostle. Its history dates back to the turn of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. However, after several alternations the church has lost, in large part, the original Gothic-Renaissance style. Inside the shrine there are Baroque altars and a baptistery. Besides, in Lubsza it is worthwhile to stop at the old school where Józef Lompa was a teacher.

street Lompy 76
42-287 Lubsza
Lubliniecko-Kłobucki Region
in the country
Contact data
: 34 357-90-23
General Information
: churches
Prices & amenities
: admission free
: whole year
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There are two important monuments in Lubsza, which is otherwise one of the oldest settlements of Upper Silesia. One is an eighteenth-century house in which Józef Lompa lived, the other - a school established by him in 1820. Lompa lived in Lubsza since moving in here with his first wife in 1819. He worked as an organist and teacher. He also began on a wider scale his social, writing, translation and ethnographic activities. In 1851, as a result of the harassment by the Prussian authorities, he left the village.
In the lands of Lubliniec county, in Wozniki commune, and not far from the villages of Psary and Lubsza, there is a hill shrouded in legends, called Mount Grojec. The varied terrain and picturesque landscape, accompanied by vantage points, make Mount Grojec a tourist destination for a very nice and relatively short trip. A nature reserve established here in 1996 protects the forest complex stretching on the slopes of the mountain.
Piasek, a small village near Woźniki, stands out from the surrounding area because of its history connected with the so-called Frederic’s settlement policy in the middle of the eighteenth century. An interesting monument comes from that time. This is the evangelical church standing at the main market square. The façade of the church is adorned with a characteristic tower. Inside, we can see, among others, a Rococo altar with a pulpit, cast iron stoves, and a plaque commemorating the soldiers - the residents of Piasek who died during the Napoleonic Wars.
The Florianek Hill rises north of Woźniki. On its top, there is an imposing monument commemorating the soldiers of the 5th Mounted Rifle Regiment and the 3rd Silesian Cavalry Regiment Cavalry of the Kraków Brigade, who died here on the second of September, 1939, during the fierce fighting with the advancing German troops. Graves with the names of 18 perished soldiers from the both regiments can be found in Woźniki itself, in the parish cemetery.
Woźniki, a small town situated on the north-eastern edge of historical Silesia, can boast of the history dating back to medieval times. Thanks to it, in the town, we can see a medieval urban layout with a centrally located market square and a grid plan of streets and residential quarters. The pride of the market square is a well-maintained old parish church and the nineteenth-century, neo-Classicist town hall.
Woźniki is one of the oldest towns in Silesia. The local church was built in the Gothic style in the fourteenth century. Over the centuries, it was rebuilt in the Renaissance and Baroque styles, and finally received it present-day form. The parish of St Catherine of Alexandria in Woźniki belongs to the Diocese of Gliwice. It is also home to the deanery. A lot of the local traditions are associated with the patron saint of the church, a martyr from the turn of the third and fourth centuries.
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