The formerly Old Lutheran church of Klępsk, since 1947 in use by the Catholic Church in Poland
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Klępsk [klɛmpsk] (German: Klemzig) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Sulechów, within Zielona Góra County, Lubusz Voivodeship, in western Poland. It lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) east of Sulechów and 23 km (14 mi) north-east of Zielona Góra.
In the 19th century the village, then known under its German name of Klemzig and part of the kingdom of Prussia, was a center of the Old Lutheran movement, whose members refused to join the state-sponsored Prussian Union (Evangelical Christian Church) and suffered persecution. Some of the Klemzig Old Lutherans immigrated to Australia where they founded the village of Klemzig, South Australia.
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