St. Paul's Church, Basel

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Coordinates: 47°33′6″N 7°34′42″E / 47.55167°N 7.57833°E / 47.55167; 7.57833

St. Paul's Church
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The front of Pauluskirche, Basel
Location Basel
Country Switzerland
Denomination Swiss Reformed Church
History
Dedication Saint Paul
Administration
Synod Evangelical-Reformed Church of the Canton Basel-Stadt

St. Paul's Church (German: Pauluskirche) is a Reformed Church in Basel, Switzerland, part of the Evangelical-Reformed Church of the Canton Basel-Stadt. The church was constructed between May 1898 and November 1901 by Karl Moser (1860–1936) and Robert Curjel and features a Neo-Romanesque architectural style. The apse is fitted with a stone pulpit that is raised behind a stone communion table. The apse also features a gallery, with a central arch behind the pulpit, in which the organ and choir are placed.[1][2] It features artwork in Art Nouveau style including relief work on the church exterior above the main entrance by sculptor Carl Burckhardt (1878–1923), mosaics on the inner front wall by Heinrich Altherr (1878–1947) and stained glass windows by Max Laeuger (1864–1952).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yates, Nigel (2008). Liturgical Space: Christian Worship and Church Buildings in Western Europe 1500-2000. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-7546-5797-2. 
  2. ^ "Pauluskirche Basel". myswitzerland.com. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  3. ^ "Paulus Church, Basel, Switzerland". All About Switzerland. Retrieved 2010-09-04.