Town Parish Church

Grieskirchen, Oberösterreich, Österreich
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Chronicle Parish Grieskirchen
("Gries": gravelly bank of the Trattnach river)

The oldest documentary mention dates back to 1075 when the church was handed over to the monastery of St. Nikolas near Passau. A thorough exterior renovation in 1990 gave the church its present, widely known appearance. The tomb monument of Sigmund von Polheim (died 1598) and his wife Potentiana is of unique beauty and importance. It is an art-historical rarity from the 16th century.

Service times In the parish church:
Monday: 7.00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9.00 a.m.
Wednesday: 7.00 p.m.
Thursday: 7.00 a.m.
Friday: 7.00 a.m.
Saturday: 7.00 p.m.
Sunday: 9.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.

Service times of the pastoral Schlüßlberg:
Friday: 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m.

6th century A.D. Settlement by the Bavarians, monks of St. Rupert (first bishop of Salzburg) build pastoral stations and sacral buildings as part of their missionary work (e.g. chapel in Margarethen near Tegernbach)
782 First documentary mention of the probably oldest parish in our area: Taufkirchen an der Trattnach; probably Grieskirchen also belonged to the catchment area of the parish at that time.
1075 The parish of Grieskirchen is transferred to the monastery of St. Nikola near Passau (first documentary mention of the parish). The place belongs to the lords of Grieskirchen-Tegernbach. These are servants of the Styrian Ottokars, from 1192 of the Babenbergs.
1343 Gallspach becomes an independent parish.
1357 St. Georgen becomes an independent parish.
1561-1625 The parish is occupied by Protestant preachers.
1568 The first baptismal register of the parish is established.
1610 Construction of the Karbrunnen.
1626 Nobles and citizens of Grieskirchen (mostly Protestants), support the rebellious peasants in the Upper Austrian Peasants' War.
1627 Hans Hausleitner, keeper of Parz and district court administrator of Grieskirchen, is executed in Linz after the peasant uprising. During these years, many Protestants (including the Jörgers of Tollet and the Lords of Schlüßlberg) emigrate to Germany.
1784 The parish of Pollham is established. The villages of Aigendorf and Kumpfhub become part of the parish of Schönau (today Bad Schallerbach).
1785 Establishment of the Diocese of Linz.
1803 The monastery of St. Nikola is abolished by the Bavarian government. Grieskirchen now belongs to the Diocese of Linz.

Parish office: Monday to Friday: 8.00-11.00 a.m.

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Town Parish Church
4710 Grieskirchen

Phone +43 7248 62687
Fax machine +43 7248 62687

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Stadtpfarrkirche Grieskirchen
4710 Grieskirchen

Phone +43 7248 62687
Fax machine +43 7248 62687

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